Tag Archives: Bradley Manning

‘Acute case of The Embarrassments’

IOZ on Obama’s complicity in Bradley Manning’s torture: Here is a fine opportunity to engage in a little free and painless magnanimity, to make vague noises about according decent treatment even to one’s enemies, to blather a bit about America’s committment to the humane treatment of all God’s precious children, to give the poor kid […]

Obama embraces the Dark Side

The President has now firmly embraced the teachings of Darth Cheney: … in Barack Obama’s administration, it’s perfectly acceptable to abuse an American citizen in detention who has been convicted of nothing by consigning him to 23-hour-a-day solitary confinement, barring him from exercising in his cell, punitively imposing “suicide watch” restrictions on him against the […]

Torture, not just for Muslims anymore

Glenn Greenwald describes how Bradley Manning, the 22-year-old U.S. Army Private accused of leaking information to WikiLeaks, has been treated in U.S. custody: From the beginning of his detention, Manning has been held in intensive solitary confinement.  For 23 out of 24 hours every day — for seven straight months and counting – he sits […]