Lt. Col. Paul Almanza's recommendation to try Pfc. Bradley Manning on all 22 counts, including aiding the enemy, now goes up the chain of command for a final determination. Almanza sent his report to Col. Carl Coffman, garrison commander of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall near Washington. Coffman will make a recommendation to Military District of Washington commander Maj. Gen. Michael Linnington, whose decision is final.
Will they actually present any evidence on how exactly the enemy was aided by Manning's alleged actions? Doubt it. Instead they will rely on the same old generic scaremongering and inferences that many of Obama's supporters (many of whom would be absolutely enamored with Manning had the leak occurred under George W. Bush) swallow, hook, line and sinker.
Will anyone else be held accountable letting such a supposedly dangerous leak occur during their watch? Where are the people supposedly in charge of securing such information? Is it not alarming that after all the money we throw into our nation's security apparatus, that they could not even figure out the source of such a major leak until he was ratted out by someone Manning thought he could confide in? Well I guess we'll never know the answer, but instead we'll all have some scapegoat to blame. Just awesome. USA! USA! USA!