Why is the Obama Administration allowing National Hero Bradley Manning to languish in prison?
Bradley Manning had been languishing in prison now for a matter of years without ANY trial. He is considered throughout the world to be a hero by exposing US war crimes. UN reps have described the treatment of manning as torture. Where does that leave the so called 'progressive' Obama?
He may be progressive, but he is not a liberal. The two terms have different meanings. A progressive person advocates changing a norm--the opposite of conservative. A liberal advocates personal freedoms--the opposite of an authoritarian. Obama is as tyrannical in his foreign and domestic policies as Bush had been. Either Obama is a villain too or presidents are not really running the show.
I would like to think Obama is allowing this to happen because he lacks the experience to feel that he can stand up to an army general or an FBI agent. These are rogue agencies. What Manning is undergoing is torture. Since the US government destroyed Habeas Corpus in the last decade, a person only has to be arbitrarily labeled a "terrorist" to have no rights to a trial or even charges levied. I do think the government has a loophole in that Manning is an enlisted soldier and not a civilian. Soldiers in the army are the only citizens who willingly forfeit their full rights under the Constitution. I have seen soldiers held in non-judicial confinement, though not for years!
A "hero", that would depend on who you ask. He could be put to death for treason. I assume that he will probably go to prison for the rest of his life. Personally I think he should be set free. But I do not agree with any country holding someone without sentencing them for years. They should have a trial and either let go, sentenced to prison, or given the death sentence. Supposedly his trial will start on September 21st, so we shall see.
Your "hero" is a traitor and will probably be in prison for the rest of his life. Despite what other countries have to say about it, our laws don't allow someone employed by the government to reveal classified information without being punished for doing so.
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