Sometimes in this country, we have to break laws in order to do the right thing. It is extremely rare, but that was the situation in this case. Manning exposed great injustices and now that we have more information, even though he committed a crime, I believe he did the right thing and that should be forgiven.
No, Obama should not commute Bradley Manning's sentence, because he did something that hurt American interests. In the military, Manning took an oath to do what his commanders said. Leaking that information was wrong. Obama should be insistent that he pay a penalty for what he did, as a deterrent to other people who are considering the same thing.