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  •  can't tell if this is a good thing yet, (7+ / 0-)

    not until the nature of his detention at Ft. Leavenworth is made clear.  That comprises a big part of the pressure and criticism on which this decision was apparently based.  With that in mind, I have a few questions:

    1. Will he be locked in a maximum-security, solitary cell?
    2. Will this transfer help give him and his lawyer a chance to defend himself in court, or will he continue to be held indefinitely without a trial?
    3. Will this transfer allow him better access to visitors like his friend David House, or Dennis Kucinich, or the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture?

    When we see answers to those questions, I'll know if this is a good thing.  If anything, the decision should serve as a reminder of the importance of keeping pressure on the government to grant Manning his due process rights.

    •  No word on any of this yet (5+ / 0-)

      So we'll just have to wait and see. There's a lot of eyes on Manning right now, internationally. If they think just moving him will lessen the pressure, the Pentagon are more incompetent and contemptuous of the American and international public than I usually credit them for. Part of me wonders what role the WH has in this too.

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