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GI pleads guilty in WikiLeaks case, faces 20 years (Bradley Manning)
Associated Press ^ | Feb. 28, 2013 7:34 PM EST | Ben Nuckols

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 military’s “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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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To: Olog-hai

Life sentence? WYF happened to the firing squad, hanging, etc. This weasel needs to stop breathing; it’s fouling my air!

21 posted on 02/28/2013 9:00:29 PM PST by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Chode

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

22 posted on 02/28/2013 10:15:27 PM PST by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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To: slapshot
works for me...
23 posted on 03/01/2013 3:52:33 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Lancey Howard

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.

24 posted on 03/01/2013 7:47:52 PM PST by 2CAVTrooper (Slaving away so obama supporting deadbeats can play)
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