If you are convicted, you should be punished accordingly. The law sholdnt bend either way according to others opinions. You, as a human should know the difference between right and wrong.There is no grey area. You either did it, or you didnt.Our founding fathers tried to make sure the law was fair for all of us.
No, Julian Assange and Bradley Manning are not heroes, because they have gone against the interests of the United States. There is a difference between telling people what is going on within their governments, and giving secrets to people who want to hurt the United States and their citizens. That is what ssange and Manning have done, and they are not heroes for it.