The government announced that they are charging Bradley Manning with “aiding the enemy.”

David House is a friend and supporter of Bradley Manning who has been repeatedly harassed and detained by the government. He has written for FDL and was targeted in the HBGary/Palantir presentation for Bank of America to defame supporters of Wikileaks.  House issued this statement on the new charges against Manning:

Through WikiLeaks we have been given direct evidence that the White House openly lies to congress and the American people in order to achieve political ends. Richard Nixon, in an attempt to stifle government transparency, once called Ellsberg “the most dangerous man in America” and accused him of “providing aid and comfort to the enemy.”  Today we see the Obama administration continuing the legacy Nixon started by declaring whistleblowers as enemies of the state. It is a sad and dangerous day for transparency advocates everywhere.

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