Tuesday, August 20, 2013
A Very Good Summary of the Sentencing Phase
in the Bradley Manning trial has been made available by Soonergrunt at Balloon Juice here.
Please note that the trial, the sentencing and, presumably, the appeal are carried out under the jurisdiction of the United States Army under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. I say this because apparently there are many people who believe this fact to be a trivial irrelevancy to be waved away...or that civilians and members of the military are subject to identical judicial systems and consequences...or that Pfc. Manning was tried by Spartans or Klingons...or that all whistleblowers are automatically whisked away to Rura Penthe never to be heard from again.
And since none of that is true, continuing to insist that it is just makes a person, oh, what is that word I'm looking for...