Even a Military Judge Recognizes What Many Progressives Deny: Bradley Manning Was Mistreated
The ruling is but the latest repudiation of claims from Obama supporters that Manning was treated fairly and justly
“With respect to Private Manning, I have actually asked the Pentagon whether or not the procedures that have been taken in terms of his confinement are appropriate and are meeting our basic standards. They assure me that they are.” – Barack Obama, White House Press Conference, March 10, 2011.
Few if any articles that I’ve written produced as much backlash as my 15 December 2010 column reporting on the oppressive and inhumane conditions of Bradley Manning‘s detention, the first time that story was reported. The anger at my article primarily came not from right-wing venues but from the hardest-core Obama supporters, who (as they always do since 20 January 2009) reflexively…
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