In this case, however, even if Manning had intended to blow the whistle on an act or a number of acts, that was an impossible case to make considering the volume of classified material he sneaked out of his work and released. He did not attempt to report anything through his superiors before spewing classified information all over the internet. In his own words, he wanted to spread "[a]narchy in CSV format", which means he will go to federal prison for the remainder of his days. He maliciously damaged the country he swore to defend, bragged, and got caught. He's done.