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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    Michael (profile), 24 Feb 2012 @ 7:13pm

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    Live action role playing? From the one who spent all morning telling the internet how brave and sacrificial you are? LOL

    I don't have a problem with anonymous communications, which is why I don't go by my SSN here. You anonymously push for government unaccountability from anon whistleblowers.

    I tried to cram that into one sentence, because you seem to have trouble processing ideas complex enough to span a termination mark.

    That brings me to the final point I was hinting at earlier: you're a moron. I'm sure your aptitude for blindly following orders and soaking in nationalistic and personal praise got you through the service very well. It doesn't leave you well-equipped for real discussion outside.

    The unique insight you have "is shared by other veterans," though you don't seem to agree with the other veterans here. I see you all over these comments, but you have nothing to contribute to "Just John's" message?

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