Friday, 1 March 2013

Bradley Manning and the Vengeful State

Alan Rusbridger has tweeted that the treatment of Bradley Manning is like a boy torturing ants witha magnifying   glass.  It does seem that the Due Process' is being used to make it as painful and degrading process as possible. There is a spiteful nastiness about it. Like Guantanamo Bay the State seems unable to disguise its hunger for simple revenge.
Manning went into this a vulnerable person, and frankly should never have held the position he did. But he now stands as probably the loneliest and most despised man in America.
I a, not sure exactly what I am saying, maybe that mercy is a quality that seems to have been forgotten.