Manning, the alleged Whistle Blower accused of releasing
classified documents to Wikileaks, is reportedly
mistreated as he awaits trial.
Obama and Congress continue to disappoint as they fail
to uphold the letter and spirit of the law. Bradley
Manning is being punished for a crime of which he has yet
to be found guilty.
Obama were not a lawyer and a former professor of
Constitutional law, it
would be sad enough, but given that he was both, the
stench of his administration's disrespect for the law
ought to permeate every patriot's sensibilities.
elected officials continue to
demonstrate that the rule of law is
no longer the law of the land in these United States of
America. The president follows in the footsteps of his
predecessor. This is not America's finest hour.
is kept in solitary confinement, and has already been
months. He is reportedly
being continuously monitored to make sure that he is never
allowed to exercise his own body in his small cell. He is being forced to take psychotropic
drugs. These actions amount to physical and mental
abuse. This form of torture is being inflicted to
weaken his mind and body; to inhibit him from being able
to think or feel well enough to prepare his own defense for the day when he finally gets
his day in court. Presumed guilty, he is
being punished prior to his trial. This is
retribution not justice... born out of the guilt,
embarrassment, anger and fear of would be emperors who we
now see wearing no clothes.
No government, and particularly no American
government, has the right to treat any person this way, especially
if the charges against him are true, for a whistle blower who bravely
his oath of office -- attempting to preserve and
protect the US Constitution -- something his
Commander-in-Chief, members of congress, and the military no longer
do, is more hero than criminal. The
oath he took was to defend the Constitution, not to help
presidents and others cover up
their ongoing lies and unconscionable offenses.
suspect Bradley Manning's health 'declining' - BBC
is how I see it.