Skip to comments.GI pleads guilty in WikiLeaks case, faces 20 years (Bradley Manning)
Posted on 02/28/2013 5:15:43 PM PST by Olog-hai
Bradley Manning, the Army private arrested in the biggest leak of classified material in U.S. history, pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that could send him to prison for 20 years, saying he was trying to expose the American militarys bloodlust and disregard for human life in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Military prosecutors said they plan to move forward with a court-martial on 12 remaining charges against him, including aiding the enemy, which carries a potential life sentence.
It was the first time Manning directly admitted leaking the material to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks and detailed the frustrations that led him to do it.
The slightly-built soldier from Crescent, Okla., read from a 35-page statement through his wire-rimmed glasses for more than an hour. He spoke quickly and evenly, showing little emotion even when he described how troubled he was by what he had seen.
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This guy should have never been allowed in ~ if, in fact, he believes the story his law team cooked up for him.
He reportedly lashed his fingernails at the military because of the “don’t ask don’t tell” policy. Same as Sandra Fluke going from Berkley studying lesbian sociopolitics to attending a Catholic university bitching about the school not providing free birth control.
They are hacktivist domestic threats. They are not of well meaning intentions or innocence.
That is not a heterosexual smile.
Why isn’t this POS being lined up and shot?
Now all we have left is 0zero and Clinton for treason.
This is too severe. He should have been given 20 minutes at the end of a rope.
Definitely a thumbs forward kind of guy. Army Strong!
Isn’t the past tense of plea pled? Pleaded doesn’t sound right.
Since we don’t know what to do with traitors anymore, perhaps we should just drop him off in Iran and let them find something to charge him with...
Higher prices and a shortage of ammo..........fire and stakes are still cheap though.
What do you want from pleading heart liberals.
He’ll do a few months before the Left pressures Obama into pardoning him.
He should be getting a damn firing squad NOT 20 years.
Not to mention he had his panties in a twist because his boyfriend jilted him.
Military prosecutors said they plan to move forward with a court-martial on 12 remaining charges against him, including aiding the enemy, which carries a potential life sentence...
I think the sun has seen the last of that little faggot.
Life sentence? WYF happened to the firing squad, hanging, etc. This weasel needs to stop breathing; it’s fouling my air!
Agree: In General population, after alerting all to the fact he will be there, life sentance will be about 9 weeks for this traitorous poof
Oh great, a lifetime of taxpayers paying for that rat.
Much cheaper to tie him to a post, shoot him, and bill his parents for the expended rounds.
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