Bradley Manning Update
by Debra Sweet, Director, World Can't Wait Today, at Ft. Meade, Bradley Manning accepted responsibility for providing selected information about US war crimes to Wikileaks, saying they "dehumanized individuals they were engaging” — after he had tried The New York Times, the Washington Post, and Politico with no response. These include, according to The Guardian, the "'collateral murder' video of an Apache helicopter attack in Iraq; some US diplomatic cables including one of the early WikiLeaks publications the Reykjavik cable; portions of the Iraq and Afghanistan warlogs, some of the files on detainees in Guantanamo; and two intelligence memos."
He continues to plead "not guilty" to twelve major charges, including aiding the enemy, which is a capital crime, and for which the government says they will ask for life in prison.
The least we can do is be sure that every person living in this country has the opportunity tosee Collateral Murder as described by Ethan McCord, the soldier who stepped forward tell what happened in the Apache helicopter attack of July, 2007, and its aftermath.