Military judge “Col” Denise Lind has ruled for accuses traitor Bradley Manning. Specifically, she’s said that the confinement conditions in the USMC brig were so thavage that the Army’s most famous gender-dysphoria sufferer was deprived of his human rights.
Hey, can 30,000 SOF guys get the time they spent in SERE School back?
Manning was confined to a windowless cell 23 hours a day, sometimes with no clothing. Brig officials say it was to keep him from hurting himself or others.
The judge said that Manning’s confinement was “more rigorous than necessary.” She added that the conditions “became excessive in relation to legitimate government interests.”
Women want to be Rangers. But this one can’t even do the right thing as a military judge.
Manning has expressed willingness to admit to the crimes, as long as he’s not punished, and let oiut of the big mean green Army. So at this point we all know the facts, and all that’s left is the negotiation between each side’s lawyers (as long as none of them get bagged at the Florida python hunt).
He provided thousands of documents to the anti-American Wikileaks organization, including a video that was misleadingly edited to make it look like Army Apache helicopters were murdering civilians. The furor over the video led to riots, attack, and hundreds of deaths.
But Bwadwey was put in tholitary, the poor dear. What’s worse, he was made to wear a garment that was uncomfortable and not even stylish. Quel horreur!
Lind’s decision means that Manning gets 112 days off whatever sentence the negotiators ultimately hash out. It also signals that she has taken the most serious penalty for one of the crimes he’s willing to admit to, aiding the enemy, off the table.
Because there’s no point in giving the weaselly little traitor four months off a life sentence.
Update: She also gave the defense three more months to prepare for trial — or to work out a dope deal with prosecutors. The defense may be thinking that time, and SecDef-nominee Chuck Hagel, are on the defense side. It must comfort them to know that the judge is. Meanwhile, the people dead in his riots are still dead.