Why Daniel Hale Deserves Gratitude, Not Prison

Source: Antiwar.com
by Kathy Kelly

“Hale, thirty-three, believed the public wasn’t getting crucial information about the nature and extent of US drone assassinations of civilians. Lacking that evidence, US people couldn’t make informed decisions. Moved by his conscience, he opted to become a truth-teller. The US government is treating him as a threat, a thief who stole documents, and an enemy. If ordinary people knew more about him, they might regard him as a hero. … Any drone operator or analyst should be aghast, as Daniel Hale was, at the possibility of killing and maiming civilians through such grotesque means. But Daniel Hale’s ordeal may be intended to send a chilling message to other US government and military analysts: keep quiet.” (07/09/21)