After the Manning verdict, four big issues remain untouched
This is from Canada's national paper, The Globe and Mail in an article by Daryl Copeland. There are many more links in the article showing how this newspaper covered the Bradley Manning case. The G & M newspaper, print version this morning had a centerfold on the trial with excellent coverage. It's worth looking for in international new stands.
From the section Exposing the Costs of the Global War on Terror
It can be argued that the most serious threats and challenges facing the planet have little to do with religious extremism or political violence, and flow instead from a constellation of issues which are rooted in science and driven by technology. Climate change, diminishing biodiversity, pandemic disease, and resource scarcity afflict us all, while the likelihood of being involved in a terrorist incident is roughly the same as being hit by lightening or drowning in the bathtub. Put another way, there are no military solutions to the most vexing problems of globalization, yet the lion’s share of international policy resources continue to be allocated to defence, rather than to diplomacy or development.
What are the issues left untouched?
1. Government Secrecy and the public's right to know.
2. Exposing the costs of the Global War on Terror.
3. Obama's record on whistle blowing.
4. Accountability vs responsibility