First, Private Manning is openly homosexual. Did you know that? I didn't; if the fact has been reported in the American press, I've missed it. Moreover, Manning was an activist who demonstrated against Congress's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. His Facebook includes a photo of him at a gay rights rally, holding a sign demanding equality on "the battlefield." Further, he has posted anti-military comments on his Facebook page. An uncle describes him as "an introverted kid who loved computers and was fired up politically." That tantalizing reference is left hanging. Whether he was fired up about something other than gay rights remains unknown, for the moment.
The more I see of the press in America, the more I wish that every newspaper and every reporting agency would fall into an open portal to hell, and then maybe we could have a press corps that actually reports the news.
That being said - if you're looking for motive, I think an uber-liberal, politically "fired-up" homosexual Soldier explains a lot, doesn't it? And I don't know what "anti-military" comments he posted. It could be something as simple as "I can't stand my Company Commander" or it could be as extensive as "I hate the military and want to destroy it". We don't know, do we? That's because the press corps in America is worthless.
In the meantime, I'm willing to bet money that some poor Afghan, who thought the US could keep his assistance a secret, has already been killed because Little Boy Manning threw his temper tantrum. And that is what pisses me off the most. This immature little shit wanted to "get" America for perceived slights, and his actions are going to have real-world consequences. But he won't have to face them. He won't have to watch the Taliban come in and rip his family to shreds. Oh no, that's going to happen to someone else. He'll be able to sit in his jail cell and smugly think that he's done something good, the worthless little fucking shithead. If this was a just world, Manning would be stripped naked and airdropped into Taliban-controlled territory, where he could enjoy all the comforts that Islam regularly visits upon homosexual men, like being stoned to death. Because of the tolerance, you see.
If Manning's leaks lead to someone's death at the hands of the Taliban, then Manning needs to be executed. And if you think that's harsh, then put yourself in the shoes of someone who has helped the US military, and died a horrible, painful death for it because of Manning's little fit.