Don't Cry for Bradley Manning
12:59 PM, Dec 20, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of giving Julian Assange all of those classified cables, is being held "under conditions that constitute cruel and inhumane treatment and, by the standards of many nations, even torture," according to lefty blogger Glenn Greenwald. Keith Olbermann, running with Greenwald's blog post, is equally outraged. Just how bad are things for the alleged traitor Manning?
This bad: Manning only gets access to basic local TV for one to three hours on weekdays and three to six hours on weekends; only gets two hours and twenty minutes a day to write correspondence; only has access to one magazine or book at a time; only gets one hour of exercise a day; only gets to meet with visitors for three hours a day on weekends and holidays.
And yet, because the man accused of leaking sensitive national security information isn't allowed to chat with his fellow inmates, he is enduring "inhumane, personality-erasing, soul-destroying, insanity-inducing conditions," according to Greenwald, who never gets around to spelling out what exactly would constitute humane conditions for an accused criminal like Manning.
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