Category Archives: Middle East

Shooting the messenger

They were caught shooting civilians – why should we be surprised that, instead of tightening the rules so such a massacre doesn’t happen again, the US military is instead presently metaphorically shooting the messenger?

A US Army statement says Private First Class Bradley Manning, held in a military jail in Kuwait since last month, faces two charges of misconduct.

If Obama was a principled man, the same one who campaigned as an advocate for whistleblowers, he’d pardon Private Manning. Manning should be lauded, not persecuted.