"Now, wait," you shout. "He released hundreds of thousands of documents. He was reckless!" Maybe so, but no more reckless than the National Security Agency which violated the rules meant to protect privacy of Americans over 2,700 times in 2012, according to The Sun. Mr. Manning had no intent to harm any American. His trial showed that the documents he released failed to provide any substantive aid to enemies of the United States. The NSA, on the other hand, has become an increasingly brazen entity that is tearing away the constitutionally protected privacy of Americans and doing God knows what else with its technology.