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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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 24 Feb 2012 @ 9:57am

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    t's a kangaroo court. The judge is a "lackey" of the Obama administration and has already shown that he's going to prosecute Manning to the full extent of the law.

    Military courts have the utmost integrity. Unlike civilian judges they are not elected nor have lifelong appointments. I am unaware of any episodes of corruption of military judges, unlike their civilian counterparts.

    The judge is hardly a lackey of the Obama administration. His service precedes Obama's election and likely continue after his tenure.

    The prosecutor prosecutes, not the judge.

    Other than that Derpsley, you got it right. It's amazing how fucking stupid you are.

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