Yesterday the Pentagon surprised everybody – including Bradley Manning’s lawyer – with news that the accused Wikileaks whistleblower will be moved from the Quantico brig in Virginia to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The Pentagon’s lawyer, Jeh Johnson, announced Manning’s transfer in a snap press conference (video embedded) that revealed the government’s strategy: take Manning to a place “not in the Washington[, DC] area” where he will “likely be in pre-trial confinement for a while.”
|By: Michael Whitney Wednesday April 20, 2011 7:35 am|
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday March 2, 2011 3:21 pm|
The government is alleging Manning “knowingly gave intelligence information” and that WikiLeaks “received” it. Does that make”WikiLeaks” the “enemy” in question?
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday January 31, 2011 9:35 am|
David House was initially quite concerned about Manning’s state of mind, and felt he was beginning to exhibit some of the damaging symptoms of prolonged isolation including emotional withdrawal and impaired cognitive function. Bradley seemed slow to respond when they spoke, and could not process information as quickly as he normally did. Bradley became excited and engaged, however, when David mentioned the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday January 27, 2011 3:52 pm|
The leak that facilitated this hit piece is the very antithesis of the accountability Captain Price calls for. It demonstrates a sloppy, desperate, out-of-control process where nobody is taking responsibility, and everyone is consumed with throwing blame and CYA.