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  1. grapfhics

    grapfhics said, over 5 years ago

    What type of attention do those pervs want?

  2. beenthere41

    beenthere41 said, over 5 years ago

    Clark, Clark, Clark. Do we need to remind you that in the USA, we assume a person is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law? No one is broken down in rank until he is convicted, and the Major has not been tried yet. There is no doubt that when he is brought to trial and sentenced, he will be stripped of rank and a whole lot more. Please, set your ignorance aside, OK?

  3. babka

    babka GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    hope you make this a poster before they break his sanity entirely.

  4. W(ar).Crime

    W(ar).Crime said, over 5 years ago

    Rawstory reports that this dude is being set as an example for any would be leakers of intel.

    In this regard this guy look like the old guy.

  5. phuh knees

    phuh knees said, over 5 years ago

    From http://www.armycourtmartialdefense.info/2011/03/pfc-manning-stripped-naked-again.html

    Jonangus Mackay said…

    Did PFC Manning do that of which he is accused? I know not.

    President Obama, however, by continuing to permit such a relentless regime of aggravated pre-trial punishment, clearly thinks he did. Let us suppose the President & his administration are right:

    The ordinary people of Tunisia have toppled a despot as a consequence of known corruption unexpectedly confirmed to them in old US diplomatic cables suddenly made public. Now, for the first time ever, they have some hope of democracy. Let us assume President Obama is right:

    The consequences did not stop in Tunisia. They spread to Egypt, & then further. Were it not for one lone US soldier, the Gaddafis & the Mubaraks would still be wielding the electrodes unimpeded. Let us assume the President is right:

    It would take immense courage on the part of any ordinary fighting man confronted with evidence of otherwise unidentified war crimes or corruption to act consistent with the principles of international law. Let us assume the President is right:

    As a consequence of such courage, we see millions all over the Middle East prompted, astonishingly, to throw off their State torturers. Whole nations now have in sight the possibility of democracy. The leader of the free world’s reward to the whistleblower?

    It appears PFC Manning is subjected, morning, noon & night, to, err … torture.

    Is the President right?

  6. Adam Sperry

    Adam Sperry said, over 5 years ago

    Obama needs to move Manning to a standard cell and stop this crap.

    If Obama has a case to make against Manning he can make it, or he can bloody well release Manning.

  7. DonVanni

    DonVanni said, over 5 years ago

    beenthere41: The UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice) is NOT the same as civilian law.

  8. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, over 5 years ago

    Bradley should be executed for treason, he is not a whistleblower. If he had released specific selected documents that showed specific cases of wrongdoing he might be a hero of sorts. But he just did a massive unfiltered data dump intended to embarrass and damage his own country. This more reminiscent of the action of an irresponsible child or a vengeful soon-to-be ex-wife.

  9. YouWereWarned

    YouWereWarned said, over 5 years ago

    Military justice is to justice what military music is to music or military intelligence to intelligence: An insult!

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    The UCMJ has little indeed to do with “justice”, and it was made worse under Cheney and Rumsfeld. Manning should indeed be getting the same treatment as any other prisoner in a brig, but in a culture that still accepts “extraordinary rendition”, we need to consider the source, and remove all traces of it.

  11. ubbm

    ubbm GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    His treatment hardly constitutes martyrdom.

  12. jmattadams

    jmattadams GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    All that’s left to be said is… Obama’s never looked smarter.

  13. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 5 years ago

    1) The military is not a democracy. 2) The UCMJ takes precedent over other laws. 3) RHIP 4) They have a very good case against this traitor.

  14. MiepR

    MiepR said, over 5 years ago

    This is a particularly rough cartoon, but I might suggest that the debate above as to whether or not Manning’s actions were criminal is separate from the one about whether it is shameful for the USA to treat prisoners thusly. I’m entirely behind Rall with this one.

  15. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    I’m so torn on this issue.

    On the one hand he is a traitor who failed his country.

    On the other hand, [assuming some of the published reasoning behind his actions is true], his country failed itself. Institutionalized religious discrimination in light of our Constitution is a failure to live up to our own ideals.

    So I’m torn. They’re both in the wrong. So very wrong. I don’t support treason. And I don’t support Constitutional violations.

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