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Who's really "The Enemy" in the Bradley Manning Case?

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It's thanks to courageous people like Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden that we, the American people, know a little more than we would if they had not done what they did. What they did makes us all just a little better informed in the arena of democracy. What they did has nothing to do with what Colonel Lind was thinking when she charged Manning with "aiding the enemy" -- ie. al Qaeda, Hezbollah or the Earth Liberation Front.

It's clear who, in this case, the government, the military, the CIA and the NSA see as "the enemy."

It's us.

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Thank you. Each time someone chooses to speak out ... by Philip Zack on Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 11:29:51 PM
Who is the enemy? Is it some group my governme... by Dennis Kaiser on Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 7:17:05 AM
is US, we the IGNORANT!... by Jon Fox on Saturday, Jul 20, 2013 at 11:16:40 AM
It tolls for YOU, "we the people."... by Ed Lytwak on Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 10:39:40 AM
True that! We are all being spied upon therefore i... by William Cormier on Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 11:43:56 AM
George W Bush found guilty of crimes against peace... by Lance Ciepiela on Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 11:08:26 AM
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America, unlike most other, civilised countries, d... by Simon Leigh on Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 12:05:01 PM
This kangaroo court has put on Bradley Manning, th... by Paul Repstock on Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 12:57:41 PM
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