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  •  Now that Obama signed whistle blower protection (4+ / 0-)
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    shaharazade, elwior, raincrow, aliasalias

    law, Manning should get retroactive protection, no?

    Obama champions transparency, signs whistle blower protections into law

    Yeah, I doubt it too.

    "It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth." - Morpheus

    by CitizenOfEarth on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 11:11:10 AM PST

    •  There are carefully defined channels (4+ / 0-)

      which whistleblowers are supposed to follow if they are to qualify for such protection.  Manning did in fact attempt to report some of what disturbed him up the chain of command, but gave up on that effort when he was rebuffed.  Delivering classified material to Wikileaks (if he did indeed do that) is entirely outside the proper channels.

      You can argue that the legally mandated process is inadequate and I would quite possibly agree.  But it's pretty unreasonable to expect that any "whistleblower protection" law would simply toss the classification system out the window.

      “What’s the use of having developed a science well enough to make predictions if, in the end, all we’re willing to do is stand around and wait for them to come true?” - Sherwood Rowland

      by jrooth on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 11:28:06 AM PST

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