Manning’s decision to leak is, ultimately, lazy. He never put in the hard work others do when they see something wrong and decide to work hard to change it. He never put in the time to study warfare, to learn about the history of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, to see what it would take to alter the course of the war or better inform the public. Manning did none of that; instead, he defaulted to sneaking classified databases out of his intelligence facility in Iraq while cloaking himself in the rhetoric of a whistleblower.