The Dissenting Democrat

When other countries did this to their people we condemned it, sought to prosecute those responsible and even used it as a justification to go to war. Now OUR GOVERNMENT does it, and our “liberal” “progressive” “civil libertarian” President authorizes it AND worst of all, it is done in OUR name:

Over the past two and a half years, all of which he has spent in a military prison, much has been said about Bradley Manning, but nothing has been heard from him. That changed on Thursday, when the 23-year-old US army private accused of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks testified at his court martial proceeding about the conditions of his detention.

The oppressive, borderline-torturous measures to which he was subjected, including prolonged solitary confinement and forced nudity, have been known for some time. A formal UN investigation denounced those conditions as “cruel and inhuman”. President Obama’s state department spokesman…

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