Yes, I think Bradley Manning should be given some time in prison for what he has confessed to doing. With credit for time served, and with addition credit for having been tortured for an extended time.
In the cells next to him should be those whose war crimes he blew the whistle on; those who ordered and/or permitted his torture; those leaders who lied us into war; those who have been profitting from no-bid, cost-plus contracts; those who have covered up; those who insist on making an example of him; etc. It would have to be a very, very big prison indeed. And it would probably be run by a private prison-profiteer like CCA.
A single scapegoat might have serve to carry away the sins of an ancient village and die for the common good. But it’s going to take more than one highly idealistic young Army private to carry the sins of the military industrial banking oil governmental complex responsible for putting our nation in its present fix. And you can count the treatment being given to Bradley Manning as yet another of their sins.