It is worth noting on this day after Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in federal prison, after World War Two "I was just following orders" was not a defense for the Nazi's.
At the Iran-Contra hearings Senator Daniel Inouye [D-Hawaii], a decorated World War II veteran and hero, told Lt. Col. Oliver North that he was breaking his oath when he blindly followed the commands of President Reagan. Inouye stated, "The uniform code makes it abundantly clear that it must be the Lawful orders of a superior officer. In fact it says, 'Members of the military have an obligation to disobey unlawful orders.' This principle was considered so important that we--we, the government of the United States--proposed that it be internationally applied in the Nuremberg trials."
So I ask you my readers, "Who is the true traitor, a man who exposed countless war crimes and corruption by civil disobedience or the people giving and carrying out those criminal orders?"