Why would a man leak to Wikileaks?

The alleged leaker of information to Wiklieaks, American Bradley Manning, is given a profile in the New York Times.

He’s portrayed as lonely, confused, gay, anxious and desperate for attention:

And as he faces the possibility of a lifetime in prison, some of Private Manning’s remarks now seem somewhat prophetic.

“I wouldn’t mind going to prison for the rest of my life, or being executed so much,” he wrote, “if it wasn’t for the possibility of having pictures of me plastered all over the world press.”

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