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 @ 11:39am

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    Whatever "service" you allegedly did in the military, you do a greater disservice by supporting oppression of our citizens.

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    Hahahahahaha, so says "Michael" One of how many tens of million Michael's in the world. If that is actually even your real name. What a douchenozzle.

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