Bradley Manning Seeks Plea Deal
Expect Pentagon to show him little leniency.
by Stephen Lendman
Plea bargains are sought or accepted for lesser sentences on charges faced. Innocent victims take them if offered. They know potentially what they face against hardball prosecutors wanting blood.
If convicted on all or most serious charges, Manning faces potential life in prison. In America, innocence is no defense. Thousands languish unjustifiably in gulag hell. US prisons are some of the worst.
Manning's lawyer, David Coombs notified the military court that he'll plead guilty to some charges. It's more a partial plea deal than a traditional one. More on that below.
The Bradley Manning Support Network ( BMSN) asks, "When did exposing truth become a crime in America?" It's criminalized when government rogues want uncomfortable truths kept secret.
Manning is an American hero. He's a courageous Army intelligence analyst turned whistleblower. Harry Truman once said: