With the stunning news that a bulk of Chelsea Manning’s remaining sentence has been commuted by President Obama, there’s an obvious question in the air about that other infamous leaker of government document troves, Edward Snowden.
Mainly: Why pardon Chelsea Manning, but not Edward Snowden?
It’s easy to conflate the two, due in no small part to the fact that Snowden issued his own heart-felt call to Obama to commute Manning’s sentence just last week.
Mr. President, if you grant only one act of clemency as you exit the White House, please: free Chelsea Manning. You alone can save her life.
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) …
Via: Mashable: Business