Manning: A List Of Hard To Believes
It's been about a week since Chelsea Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison. I find the whole affair hard to believe. Hard to believe that her pre-trial cruel and inhumane intentional punishment didn't play a substantial role in the process. Hard to believe that the abuse of her constitutional right to a speedy trial, despite being the longest pre-trial incarceration in US military history was ruled to not be a big deal. Hard to believe that the majority of the defense witnesses were disallowed. Hard to believe that the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture was denied a private meeting with Manning. Hard to believe that the Commander in Chief of the military by declaring her guilt 2 years before the military trial had even begun wasn't seen as influencing the outcome. Lastly, I find it hard to believe that Judge Lind was rewarded with a promotion in the middle of presiding over the case.