posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 05:09 PM
manning committed acts against his nation, his service and his friends who trusted him. Guilt or Innocence is a legal construct and who knows how this
turns out on that. Maybe he does skate...but I HIGHLY doubt it. Obama wants his head on a pike. Clinton would take it in a hat box if it had to come
that way, I have no doubt. He burned them both..PERSONALLY and made their lives one living hell for anything international in nature. Probably for
many Presidents to come, too.
As much as I would hypothetically have enjoyed reading the State Dept cables ..since we're not legally supposed to, after all... I'll never
understand the logic which says dumping the entire SIPRNET databases he could access was anything short of reckless stupidity that I have NO QUESTION
in my mind has gotten good people killed. it may be unprovable...but I'd love to know where the informants and simply contacts of a local nature are
today that were named in the flood he let loose to the world. I'm willing to bet good health and happiness isn't the case for a good # of them.
That being said... IF a sitting Judge actually said this? He shouldn't be on the Bench any longer ...period. Recuse himself and retire...then say all
he's like. This way though? Yeah.. I guess he WOULD think Manning a nice young man, since he would have just done exactly what Manning did himself.
Circumvent, weasel around and generally play games to take a stand without having the courage to take a stand.
Realistically? I kinda doubt this came from a Judge to begin with. There are ways to end a career...but this would be spectacular by any standard
...and actionable for prosecution, if I'm not terribly mistaken?