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  •  That may be true (1+ / 0-)
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    kyril

    Manning may be helped by being portrayed as an unsympathetic mess.  Truly.

    I think it is possible they are both acting on Manning's behalf and choosing narratives that suit the military understanding of the matter and long term interests.  

    ...j'ai découvert que tout le malheur des hommes vient d'une seule chose, qui est de ne savoir pas demeurer en repos dans une chambre.

    by jessical on Wed Dec 21, 2011 at 09:09:20 AM PST

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    •  i think they're throwing shit at the wall (2+ / 0-)
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      jessical, kyril

      because factual guilt is not much in dispute.  Arguments about whether it should be classified or about his pre-trial treatment can be raised on appeal, but not so much in an evidentiary hearing.  The UCMJ is a real procedural code, so the same argument you're raising apply just as well to lawyers defending unpopular clients in Article III or state courts.

      "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

      by Loge on Wed Dec 21, 2011 at 09:26:14 AM PST

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      •  yes, indeed they do n/t (1+ / 0-)
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        ...j'ai découvert que tout le malheur des hommes vient d'une seule chose, qui est de ne savoir pas demeurer en repos dans une chambre.

        by jessical on Wed Dec 21, 2011 at 03:30:23 PM PST

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