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(Reuters) - The U.S. Army private accused of providing secret documents to the WikiLeaks website pleaded guilty on Thursday to misusing classified material he felt "should become public," but denied the top charge of aiding the enemy.
Military judge Colonel Denise Lind accepted the guilty pleas late in the afternoon. Manning pleaded guilty to a series of 10 lesser charges that he misused classified information and faces a maximum of 20 years in prison for those offenses.
"I believe that if the general public ... had access to the information ... this could spark a domestic debate as to the role of the military and foreign policy in general," Manning, dressed in full military uniform, testified calmly.
Originally posted by seabag
reply to post by CALGARIAN
Manning is a silly fruitcake with serious mental issues who violated his oath. His actions were treasonous and put Americans at greater risk.
I have no sympathy for him and I hope he gets the max punishment because he earned it!
Originally posted by GrantedBail
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
We need to have the discussion. Right here and right now.
Do you mind if we might just hold that discussion until after our combat troops are HOME and not still dying in the field?
You can say the damage he did was worth the gains he brought ..if you believe he actually changed anything