Mr. Manning still faces the equivalent of several life sentences on the espionage counts regarding disclosure of classified information. The government should satisfy itself with a more moderate sentence and then do something about its addiction to secrecy.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
'NYT': Give Manning Only 'Moderate' Sentence
The NYT is just out with an editorial on the Manning verdict, expressing some sympathy for him and raising red flags about Obama crackdown on whistleblowers, abuse of secrecy, and more. Concludes, happily, with this:
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