Monday, 3 June 2013

Manning Trial Starts

Finally the Bradley Manning show trial starts today.
I wonder where the helicopter killers he exposed butchering civilians are now?
Maybe in the course of the three months that the trial is expected to last, we may find out.


Cheezy said...

I doubt it.

Lucy said...

Nor me, they will be safely forgotten about as Manning is hammered for not being patriotic enough to keep his mouth shut.

Anonymous said...

he either broke the law or he didn't.


Cheezy said...

Q's right that the law should take its course. There have been too many examples lately of the law not being allowed to do so.

On a prima facie reading of the facts, Manning seems likely to be found guilty... although maybe a 'Scooter Libby' kind of arrangement would be appropriate? As you'll probably remember, Libby betrayed not only his country but also, unlike Manning, any higher principles, but Dubya commuted his prison sentence anyway. The same sort of 'slap with a wet bus ticket' sentence might be appropriate here (although, back in the real world, the difference between the two cases lies in who Manning has pissed off, and who was good pals with Libby).

Cheezy said...

...or, indeed, who actually told Libby to betray a CIA operative.