Thursday, August 22, 2013

Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years

Image from source, Washington Post
Here's my take on Bradley Manning: he is in some ways a hero, and in some ways a dope. There had to be a way to expose the classified information that was important without dumping a trove of information indiscriminately, and there was probably a better person to give it to than Julian Assange. I don't necessarily think he's a traitor, but he was in the military, he did break the rules and the law. He really had to be punished. And as these things go, his sentence is comparatively light, especially when you figure time served, and the potential for parole in 10 years or so.


Judge sentences Bradley Manning to 35 years

A military judge on Wednesday sentenced Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison, bringing to a close the government’s determined pursuit of the Army intelligence analyst who leaked the largest cache of classified documents in U.S. history. . .

Read more at: Washington Post


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