Thursday, December 16, 2010

Glenn Greenwald on Bradley Manning

Bradley Manning, the 22-year-old U.S. Army private who is accused of giving hundreds of thousands of documents to Wikileaks, has been kept in solitary confinement for months by the military, though he has not been convicted of any crime and has not been given due process. His story has received much less attention as the media focus on Julian Assange. Glenn Greenwald wrote a column about Manning's inhumane treatment. The brutal conditions take on more relevance in light of the story in the New York Times today about the U.S. trying to build a conspiracy case against Assange. The government may very well be trying to get Manning to finger Assange as his accomplice, who may have influenced or coerced Manning into getting documents, and not merely as someone to whom Manning gave documents after he'd obtained them. I had Glenn on the show yesterday to to discuss Manning's treatment. Listen in to the discussion.