Facing a life sentence, Bradley Manning publicly apologized in court to the United States for leaking classified documents which potential hurt US interests overseas. He asked for an opportunity “to prove, not through words, but through conduct, that I am a good person.”
“I want to start off with an apology,” he said. “I am sorry that my actions hurt people. I’m sorry that I hurt the United States.”
Facing as much as 90 years in prison, Manning shuffled through handwritten pages in court offering an emotional and measured apology to the judge.
“I look back at my decisions and wonder how on earth could I, a junior analyst, possibly believe I could change the world for the better.”