Tuesday, July 06, 2010

BBC News - US soldier linked to Iraq helicopter video leak charged:
"The US military has pressed criminal charges against a soldier suspected of leaking video of a US helicopter attack in Iraq to the website, WikiLeaks. Army Spc Bradley Manning is accused of transferring classified data on to his personal computer and transmitting it to an unauthorised third party. Spc Manning allegedly handed over footage of an Apache helicopter killing 12 civilians in Baghdad in 2007."

So let's get this all straight: a whistleblower who exposes evidence of a US war crime is being charged and vigorously prosecuted, yet George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, et al who are admitted liars and war criminals keep getting their pensions in safety and comfort. Blackwater stays on the payroll. Yep that's the change we all voted for all right! Obama you rock!

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