Following a fundraising speech on Thursday, President Obama was asked about the case of whistleblower Bradley Manning.
He responded, “I can’t conduct diplomacy on an open source. That’s not how…the world works. If you’re in the military, and — I have to abide by certain classified information. If I was to release stuff that I’m not authorized to release, I’m breaking the law…We’re a nation of laws. We don’t individually make our own decisions about how the laws operate… He broke the law.”Obama’s assumption that Manning is guilty prior to any trial is already drawing legal fire.