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Bradley Manning's Quest for Justice

• by Logan Price

In a small military court room at Fort Meade, two weeks after he was nominated for a Nobel Peace prize, I watched Bradley Manning appear before a judge – for the second time in his 635-day stint of pre-trial detainment. He sat silently while the prosecution read his 22 charges.

We won't hear his plea until the hearing is continued in March. Manning will likely be tried in early August. If all goes to plan for the prosecution, he will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Before the charges were read, Manning's attorney asked the judge about her prior knowledge of the case, the issues surrounding it, and any previous opinions she may have had about it. She stated that she had known nothing of the case besides Manning's name "and that it involved classified material". When asked if she had spoken to friends or colleagues about the case, she said she hadn't. She held no prior opinion, we were told.

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Comment by PureTrust
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Bradley Manning, a martyr for the Constitution, for the oath he took to uphold it, and for the American people, though most of them will never understand it that way. What greater service can there be except to give your life for your country? Only this... to be considered a traitor while bringing salvation to those who are condemning and branding you as traitor. That's Bradley Manning.

Comment by Temper Bay
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Manning might as well go on a quest for Unicorns; there is not justice in this for Manning.  His fate has already been decided.