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  •  Double standard, revealing war crimes is not (2+ / 0-)
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    wayoutinthestix, jim d

    "stealing."  

    Rumsfeld/Cheney/Bush stole $2.3 trillion from the Pentagon on the day before 911, announcing it could not be accounted for and of course it was never mentioned again after the next day.  If the CEO of your company just announced $2.3 trillion was gone, the FBI would be all over his offices the next morning and hauling out files in bankers boxes, and he would be up at the very least for violation of fiduciary responsibility.  Cheney's office revealed the identity of a covert agent against the Covert Agents Identity Protection Act and no one went to jail.  George Bush lied to congress about Saddam trying to get uranium from Niger, nothing happened, although lying to congress is a crime.

    Who gets prosecuted for "stealing?"  A private who was reporting war crimes.  You keep saying nothing changes the fact that he stole. Well, nothing changes these other facts either.  If your blinders are on so tight you can't see this is a political persecution, in which standards are applied in a grotesque mockery of justice, then you deserve the government you will get.  

    What Bradley Manning did was reveal the ugly face of war, which will help turn opinion against these wars.  It is especially important because since Vietnam the media is censored and sanitized, you don't see pictures of little girls on fire anymore which elicits a normal human reaction of horror and disgust and helps end the war no matter what the generals say.  Bradley Manning is a hero.  This government will never be forgiven for what it is doing to him.  The consequences are unclear, but for every injust action here is an equal and opposite reaction.

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    Rumsfeld: $2.3 trillion of taxpayer money just "gone"

    •  Pvt. Manning is no hero... (0+ / 0-)

      If he had such strong feelings about the war then he should've gotten out at the very first chance he got.  What the Bush Administration did has nothing to with what Pvt. Manning has been charged of doing.  To say otherwise is blaming Bush for Manning's actions and that just doesn't make a lick of sense.

      "Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!"-- Mame Dennis

      by lcj98 on Tue Mar 15, 2011 at 03:19:59 PM PDT

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      •  Who's blaming Bush? (2+ / 0-)
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        RonV, jim d

        your reading comprehension is poor.  I said Bush Gang committed major crimes but not being prosecuted, double standard.   That does not equal "blaming Bush."

        On what do you base your assertion that Bradley is not a hero?  He is a true hero, for taking his duty to report war crimes seriously and showing the world that we are not all assholes.  Bradley Manning has made us all safer, by putting the BEST face of America forward.  

      •  Of course Bush was responsible. He was in charge (0+ / 0-)

        and he is supposed to know when his allies are torturing detractors and dissenters. Especially when US $ is paying the bills.

        When the documents are revealed just like in Chile etc there will be cables which reveal that high ranking people in the US KNEW.

        Maybe we will be lucky and Wickileaks has the documents already.

        •  we're talking about 2 different things (0+ / 0-)

          but yes, ultimately Bush was responsible for Iraqi torture just as General Taguba said in his report on Abu Ghraib, "Command Responsibility."

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