Backstory: Bradley Manning Trial

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Liza Goitein, co-director of the Liberty & National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, joins us to discuss the trial of Bradley Manning as it wraps up.


Liza Goitein

Comments [7]

Dylan from New York

SO FRUSTRATED!!! I was listening to this in my vehicle and could not call in, however, your guest had manufactured statistics and opinions. A journalist who has a very, very superficial view of the intelligence community has virtually no right to discuss it on the air.

"50-90%" of documents are unnecessary classified? Actually, over classification (meaning marking information TS in stead of S) was a rampant problem pre-OIF. However, there has been great strides made in order to better collaborate on tasks. The information is still classified however.

Almost everything classified has a valid reason. The cables released contained government strategy and now that strategy is bunk. Classified information is so for a reason and Bradley Manning should be put in a military prison for as long as necessary. AMERICA put trust in him and he destroyed it and setback the just work of thousands.

Former member of the Intelligence Community

Dec. 22 2011 02:14 PM
john from office

He is a soldier, not a KID!!

Dec. 22 2011 01:45 PM
john from office

Folks, he is a soldier!!!, He is not a private person. Are you saying that being Gay is an excuse for treason, what does that say about Gays, it is insulting.

Dec. 22 2011 01:38 PM
Jim B

One thing about the Manning case that has not been clear to me is whether Manning had specific knowledge of the content of the information that he leaked or whether it was just a bulk leak performed in general protest. Wouldn't this affect how he is charged?

Dec. 22 2011 01:33 PM
john from office

So, we are to allow anyone to decide what is and is not classified?? Depending on if they like it or not??

Dec. 22 2011 01:33 PM
fuva from Harlemworld

Is the defense trying to pathologize gender complexity?

Dec. 22 2011 01:24 PM
John from office

Why is it not ever discussed that this is a military matter and involves a private in the Army. It is not about freedom of speech, it is about treason and military discipline. He was and is not a private individual.

Dec. 22 2011 12:23 PM

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