Saturday, March 5, 2011

The treatment of Bradley Manning

This is a total disgrace. The Army is making Mr. Manning spend every night (and every morning inspection) stark naked... as a precaution against suicide, they say. Hollow laughter. As someone on Glenn Greenwald's blog said, "using suicide prevention to drive someone insane...". This young man, convicted of nothing,is being treated in this inhuman manner with the silent approval of Barack Obama! I voted for him. Never again. As far as I can tell, this has nothing to do with his dream of "not pissing off rich people." This is sheer cruelty in aid of making sure that no one ever attempts to tell government secrets again. That way the government can behave with impunity on every front, just as they do now, but with no fear at all of being shown up. I am so utterly horrified that Obama could allow such a thing to happen...

As blogger ioz says: A thing to remember about tyranny is that it is always absurd; as it becomes more cruel, it becomes more ridiculous.

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