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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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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