Pfc. Manning Court
Martial Underway, Under-covered, Not Well Understood
By William Boardman (6513)
As Most Readers Well Know, the U.S. Has Set About to Lynch Bradley Manning
The Bradley Manning court martial that began June 3 looks like another defining moment for America -- another indication of whether we are becoming the nation of supine toadies our government wants, or whether we still have enough devotion to the common good to behave in ways as decent and risky as Bradley Manning.
The U.S. government is going to extraordinary lengths to persuade us that Private Bradley Manning, 25, is a dangerous enemy of the state.
Even though Manning pled guilty to 10 of 22 charges last March, the U.S. Government is going ahead with all its charges, without providing a credible rationale. One charge, under the 1913 Espionage Act, could carry the death penalty.