Manning is a traitor Pfc. Bradley Manning was a volunteer; he was not drafted. [“Editorial: Manning no precedent,” Opinion, Aug. 6.] Manning took an oath; there was no coercion. He made a decision not in keeping with that oath. He knew the regulations and the laws that governed his military activities. He did not comply with…More
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Who is the enemy? Both Pfc. Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden have been accused of “aiding and abetting the enemy.” I’ve noticed that the powers that be are a little vague on who, exactly, this enemy is. Who is the enemy in the case of National Security Agency (NSA) wiretapping? Is it al-Qaida? No, they already know…More
Manning endangered troops I am a liberal without a bleeding heart. Pfc. Bradley Manning will receive a punishment that he has righteously earned. [“Northwest Voices: Bradley Manning,” Opinion, Aug. 2.] He was given an unjustifiable reprieve when acquitted of directly aiding and abetting the enemy. It is clear that he set out to harm the dear…More
Manning should not be the one on trial Pfc. Bradley Manning was anything but naive. [“Manning guilty of most charges; didn’t aid enemy,” page one, July 31.] Manning knew that getting the truth out (facts about U.S. war crimes) may well lead to jail, but heroically, he did it anyway. While avoiding the most serious charge, this…More
Manning’s actions are a public good Pfc. Bradley Manning is on trial — and facing 20 years in prison — for releasing classified information on American troop actions in Iraq ["Private saw WikiLeaks as chance to start a debate," News, March 1]. One video shows American forces killing civilians — including children — then firing…More