What do you all think? Most of my ire regarding the case early on was his treatment at the hands of the folks who abused him for shits and giggles, but by much of what I have read, he did receive a fair trial, even though I think the outcome is wrong and unfair. I think he should be released with time served, and if they want to give him additional years, it should be contingent on whether or not any of these folks ever are disciplined:
Haha. Just kidding. Although Manning does look good dressed up with that carrot for a nose. I guess if we are going to demand accountability for the last decade plus, who better to start with than a PFC who had the nerve to release proof of military and government perfidy?
I also find it amusing that if denied parole after what I think Soonergrunt said could be as “early” as 9.5 years, Manning could, unless he dies young, spend more time in jail than Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen.
And btw- I hold myself partially responsible for Manning’s conviction. If I and millions of others hadn’t been addle-headed assholes and supported Bush and the war, none of these hundreds of thousands would have been in this horrific situation, and some young PFC wouldn’t be doing thirty years in the hole for telling the truth about the war I cheerleaded.