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    I had to skim because I am on my way to work, but when I get back in, I will read it for detail.  The only criticism I ever heard from our side is that he was not selective enough and did not understand all that he was releasing and the possible consequences.  From what I just read, I think he knew exactly what he was doing, and had the courage of his convictions.  

    I am afraid very few will read his defense, in his own words, and I am so grateful to have the opportunity.  Thank you.

    Just waitin' around for the new Amy Winehouse album

    by jarbyus on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 11:47:01 AM PST

    •  I am extremely surprised, but thrilled, that (5+ / 0-)

      judge Lind allowed Bradley Manning to read his statement.

      Forbes has a good article up about the statement, and possible motivation for making it HERE.

      For Julian Assange and others involved in WikiLeaks’ megaleaks, the most significant portion of Manning’s more than hour-long statement to the court may have been another element of his mea culpa: Placing the full blame on himself rather than arguing that he was pressured by WikiLeaks or others to obtain or exfiltrate any data.

      The “decisions to send were my own,” Manning told the court, according to a live blog of the hearing by Nathan Fuller, an advocate for Manning at the Bradley Manning Support Network, “and I take full responsibility.”

      According to Fuller’s account, Manning says he made contact with WikiLeaks only after reaching out to both the Washington Post and the New York Times. The Post‘s editor responded with disinterest, he said, and the Times‘ public editor, for whom he had left a voicemail, never called him back. Only later did he turn to WikiLeaks as an outlet.


      Information is power. But; like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves. Aaron Swartz ~1986-2013~

      by Lisa Lockwood on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 12:17:50 PM PST

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