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...

Filed Under: bradley manning
Companies: wikileaks

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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 24 Feb 2012 @ 8:37pm

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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 simply said I served in a cause I believe in. I never said I was a hero or brave.

    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.

    Do you read what you write?

    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?

    There are few that I agree with in the Techdirt echo chamber. Just John believes the Manning case is overkill, but also agrees he deserves incarceration.

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