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  1. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 1 year ago

    @Clark Kent

    Can you tell us what the war crimes were, or are you simply towing the statist line?

  2. David B

    David B said, over 1 year ago

    In California, HE can use the womens’ restroom and showers if he feels female today.

  3. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 1 year ago

    In jail he has to use urinals with the other men.
    This entire episode was engineered so he could have lots of publicity on his “coming out”.
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    That deserved jail time all by itself.

  4. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 1 year ago

    @Stipple

    You have a strange view of the legal system. Manning is going to jail for up to 35 YEARS, for following his conscience. And you think wanting “publicity on his ‘coming out’” — an inaccurate statement in any case — justifies JAIL time?

  5. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    “That is punishable under the U.N. convention, my friend…”

    Would that be the UN that went in with us in Afghanistan or the UN that was administering and profiting from the Oil For Food Money Bribery Scandal?

  6. Just Curious

    Just Curious said, over 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    “Invading and occupying a country that had not attacked you (starting a war of choice). That is punishable under the U.N. convention, my friend…”
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    Waterboarding was considered torture when the Japanese, etal, did it. When the Bush Administration gave the OK, it wasn’t torture any more, but “enhanced interrogation.”
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    Imprisonment without due process became “legal”!
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    That whole bunch should be thrown in prison.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Sorry, but having signed “loyalty oaths” for several positions, and swearing allegiance to the Constitution (not an administration of military leadership of the day) I DO recognize and admire some “whistle blowers”, but the revelation of secret military or “defense” information IS treason. Now, had it been declassified information, or even outdated as with the “Pentagon Papers” about the START of the Viet Nam war, that also would be different.


    What this ’toon does point to is the fact that Manning was certainly at best “divided” on his loyalties, and mental state, which should have been considered in his sentencing perhaps, but not his guilt. NOTE: the most serious charges dealing with his INTENT, were dropped by the court.

  8. Robert Paige

    Robert Paige said, over 1 year ago

    @Clark Kent

    Good intentions and righteousness do not shield one from the fact that one actually committed illegal acts. Though I respect the fact that Chelsea Manning stayed and faced the music, rather than running *COUGH*edsnowden*COUGH*

  9. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, over 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    As it is, an article came out in the Military Times a week or so back that went into detail about Manning’s mental status.
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    Given some of the mental issues he was facing, I find myself amazed that he even made it through basic training, let alone obtain a security clearance.

  10. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 1 year ago

    @Robert Paige

    Isn’t Snowden in his own kind of jail now? I sure wouldn’t want to be in prison, or have temporary asylum in Russia.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Darren: pretty obvious neither Manning, nor Snowdon, should ever have had security clearances!

  12. Just Curious

    Just Curious said, over 1 year ago

    @coraryan

    " Would that justify the action?"
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    That depends on perspective. Certainly, Lee Harvey Oswald thought he was justified. (“Legal” is not the same.)

  13. primitivus

    primitivus GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Bradley is very lucky that he had a lenient judge.

  14. ivison.bedard

    ivison.bedard said, over 1 year ago

    @Clark Kent

    REally??? Evidently you don’t see that this is a ploy to end up in a more secure position. IE isolation=not getting acquainted with soap on a rope today.

  15. denis1112

    denis1112 said, over 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant There were German troops in Afghanistan.I saw their tanks.

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