With a broken voice and looking nervous, Private Bradley Manning apologized to the United States over the consequences of leaking classified information to Wikileaks, on a touching and intimate view in which he exposed his 25-year-ol tormented life.
Manning read a brief unsworn statement on the stand in which he apologized over his actions, which he believed, “caused harm to people, caused harm to the United States” on a time when “I struggled with many personal issues,” which included disorders linked to doubts about his transsexuality and his homosexuality, unwelcomed in the Armed Forces.
Also, Manning said he is willing to pay a price for the “unintended consequences of my actions” and for being a fool to think he could “change the world”, while calling for an opportunity to return to a “productive place of the society. ”
The soldier, who has been convicted of several counts of violation of the law of Espionage and of stealing secret information at the end of last month, could face a sentence of up to 90 years in prison.