Torturing Bradley Manning

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    Mar 07, 2011 3:52 AM GMT
    This seems wrong. I mean it's not like he can do any further damage. And for what? Sarcasm? I'm guessing we'd get a lot more coverage of this if it were under the Bush Administration. When Obama and his supporters talked of a 'moral imperative' I'm beginning to wonder what they really meant.

    From Megan McArdle: "I understand that Bradley Manning has probably done something very wrong, for which, if guilty, he deserves a hefty jail sentence and the contempt of his fellow citizens. But this is not what a decent country does to its citizens."

    More here: http://www.armycourtmartialdefense.info/2011/03/truth-behind-quantico-brigs-decision-to.html
    The Brig has stripped PFC Manning of all of his clothing for the past three nights, and they intend to continue this practice indefinitely. Each night, Brig guards force PFC Manning to relinquish all of his clothing. He then lies in a cold jail cell naked until the following morning, when he is required to endure the humiliation of standing naked at attention for the morning roll call. According to Marine spokesperson, First Lieutenant Brian Villiard, the decision to strip him naked every night is for PFC Manning's own protection. Villiard stated that it would be "inappropriate" to explain what prompted these actions "because to discuss the details would be a violation of PFC Manning's privacy."
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    Mar 07, 2011 4:37 AM GMT
    Oddly, the only people talking about it is the Left.
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    Mar 07, 2011 4:43 AM GMT
    Christian73 saidOddly, the only people talking about it is the Left.


    I heard about it through a number of blogs (non left - including Megan McArdle's) but generally in the mainstream media it isn't being talked about at all.
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    Mar 07, 2011 10:37 AM GMT
    Christian73 saidOddly, the only people talking about it is the Left.

    Riddler is now on the left?icon_razz.gif
    After telling about how he is stripped naked and forced to stand at attention in the buff each morning before his cloths are returned I love that "...it would be "inappropriate" to explain what prompted these actions "because to discuss the details would be a violation of PFC Manning's privacy."