Bradley Manning Formally Charged; Defers Plea

from the which-enemy? dept

This is no surprise, given the charges outlined earlier, but Bradley Manning was formally charged with 22 counts for allegedly leaking State Department cables and other documents to Wikileaks. While many expected him to enter a plea, instead he chose to defer the plea for the time being. Perhaps he's working on some sort of plea bargain. The key charge, of course, is "aiding the enemy" though I'm curious which "enemy" we're talking about and exactly what "aid" they got from this. To date, it seems like the leaks may have embarrassed the US, but it's not clear they did any more significant harm than that. If that's all it takes to "aid the enemy," then something's wrong with the system...

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    That Anonymous Coward (profile), 24 Feb 2012 @ 7:45am


    Collateral Murder merely showed the tip of a much larger ice berg. We all "know" most Congresscritters are bought and paid for, they aren't in jail because we can't prove it.

    We "know" our Government has been acting in the interest of their corporate sponsors, and doing the same things behind closed doors they denounce others for doing. With the cables, its no longer something we "know", it is a proven fact and somehow we still are managing to ignore it.

    We spend more time debating who can get married, and if rape victims need to see the baby the rapist "gifted" them with before they can abort it than demanding our Government stop the BS.

    The world hates us, we now can see why.

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