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
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    Hephaestus (profile), 23 Feb 2012 @ 9:07pm

    Re: Enemy Mine

    Who will buy me lunch, and my next reelection is the way the politics works. When a spot light is shined on this practice the politicians shy away. They then wait in the shadows and push forward when they think it is safe.

    This is nothing different. The personal opinions, polls, and studies more than likely say, the "Public at Large" is no longer interested in this case. The problem is a lot of people online are.

    Schadenfreude is a word that says, I take great pleasure at the discomfort of others. This is going to be interesting to watch unfold.

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