The Bradley Manning Trial

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Ed Pilkington talks about the court-martial trial of PFC. Bradley Manning, accused of leaking sensitive information to WikiLeaks. Pilkington is chief correspondent on the trial for the Guardian, and one of the few journalists to attend nearly every pre-trial hearing. 


Ed Pilkington

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I didn't realize a U.S. citizen loses his basic Constitutional rights when he is employed by the government. That last time I looked, no American—be it a private citizen, politician citizen, or military employee citizen—is above the law. If Manning found military employee citizens doing something wrong, he had every moral and legal right to make it known.

Jun. 13 2013 02:05 PM

who is advising Pfc Manning's legal team?

Regarding the prosecution's argument that the published documents were requested and reviewed by OSL, thereby "aiding the enemy," wouldn't the US government and military similarly be culpable for aiding the enemy by allowing certain crimes and atrocities that al qaeda exploited for propaganda?

obviously, i'm not arguing for anything as unlikely as prosecuting members of the previous (or current) administration, but rather pointing out how ludicrous it is to tie a whistleblower to the actions of terrorists, especially since those terrorists were already 20 years into their campaign and received literally no material gain from the embarrassing secrets revealed.

Jun. 13 2013 02:00 PM
john from office

Again, Manning was a soldier not a reporter, he did not have the right of freedom of speech.

Len, could you give this guy a bigger soapbox to speak for Manning, come on, more softball questions.

Jun. 13 2013 01:51 PM
john from office

Len, you could not find a more biased guest for this segment??

That young bloke, was a private in the military, not a kid in college.

Jun. 13 2013 01:45 PM

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