What should happen to Pfc. Bradley Manning?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by CrazedScotsman, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. CrazedScotsman
    Offline

    CrazedScotsman VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2012
    Messages:
    866
    Thanks Received:
    198
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Ratings:
    +216
    For those who don't know Pfc. Bradley Manning is the guy who gave Wikileaks all those documents and Wikileaks released them to the world.

    By law, the United States can seek the death penalty for this act but choose not to.

    Just wondering what you all think should happen to the guy.
     
  2. Seawytch
    Offline

    Seawytch Information isnt Advocacy

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    32,186
    Thanks Received:
    4,459
    Trophy Points:
    1,160
    Location:
    Peaking out from the redwoods
    Ratings:
    +8,979
    Whatever it is, shouldn't the same thing happen to Issa?
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  3. there4eyeM
    Offline

    there4eyeM unlicensed metaphysician

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2012
    Messages:
    10,040
    Thanks Received:
    1,047
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Ratings:
    +3,303
    The same punishment as 'outing' a CIA agent if you are in the Bush administration?
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  4. Billo_Really
    Offline

    Billo_Really Litre of the Band

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2005
    Messages:
    26,092
    Thanks Received:
    2,111
    Trophy Points:
    265
    Location:
    Long Beach, Ca
    Ratings:
    +5,151
    He should immediately be released, then have a parade down Main St. in New York, revered as a true American hero like Charles Lindburg and have his face put up on Mt. Rushmore.

    Bradley Manning shows everyone what a true patriot is all about. He's no different than Daniel Elsberg.

    And anyone who thinks he should be punished for reporting a crime, has more in common with Weimar, Germany, than they do the United States.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  5. tyroneweaver
    Offline

    tyroneweaver Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2012
    Messages:
    13,894
    Thanks Received:
    2,143
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    Burley, Idaho
    Ratings:
    +9,167

    the situations are not even close. Manning was a military op. He was put in a position of trust. Probably took an oath and signed papers that he would not reveal what he knew
    I had a high security clearance and I had to sign papers I would not reveal what i knew
    Ellsburg was a reporter
     
  6. Lonestar_logic
    Offline

    Lonestar_logic Republic of Texas

    Joined:
    May 13, 2009
    Messages:
    24,317
    Thanks Received:
    2,193
    Trophy Points:
    205
    Ratings:
    +3,509
    Firing squad.
     
  7. gallantwarrior
    Offline

    gallantwarrior Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2011
    Messages:
    21,330
    Thanks Received:
    4,465
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    On my own 200 acres of the Frozen North
    Ratings:
    +9,462
    Applying liberal logic, he should suffer exactly the same punishment as the White House security leakage does.
     
  8. TakeAStepBack
    Offline

    TakeAStepBack Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2011
    Messages:
    13,935
    Thanks Received:
    1,725
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Ratings:
    +2,018
    Let him loose in the desert of the Middle East and then hit him with a drone strike.
     
  9. NLT
    Offline

    NLT Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    Messages:
    31,186
    Thanks Received:
    6,527
    Trophy Points:
    1,170
    Ratings:
    +30,554
    He is a traitor to his country and uniform and should be given life at hard labor. Back in the day he would be shot by firing squad.
     
  10. TakeAStepBack
    Offline

    TakeAStepBack Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2011
    Messages:
    13,935
    Thanks Received:
    1,725
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Ratings:
    +2,018
    For the record, it's allegedly.
     

Share This Page