Do you agree with Pte Manning's defence lawyers who say charges against him should be dismissed because of the harsh conditions he faced at the maximum-security prison in Quantico?

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Do you agree with Pte Manning's defence lawyers who say charges against him should be dismissed because of the harsh conditions he faced at the maximum-security prison in Quantico?

Do you agree with Pte Manning's defence lawyers who say charges against him should be dismissed because of the harsh conditions he faced at the maximum-security prison in Quantico?

  • Start date:Dec 6, 2012
  • End date:Dec 7, 2012
  • Voters: 993 times
  • Yes
    11.3%
  • No
    85.7%
  • I'm not familiar with the issue
    3.0%

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  • Discussion 6 : 07 Dec 2012 at 20.036

    D2, he exposed more governments than the US. But the real question should be - how did a "private" have access to so much information.

  • sirron

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    Discussion 5 : 07 Dec 2012 at 12.545

    D1 is correct there are two issues here. The charges and inhumane treatment. The charges are dealt with separately and if any merit to the inhumane treatment claim, then separate charges against the purpatrators brought. What he's charged with is different from how he was treated. Being treated badly doesn't excuse what you did. Two wrongs don't make a right.

  • Discussion 4 : 06 Dec 2012 at 19.084

    Is there any documented evidence that any lives were lost because of this guy?

  • genii

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    Discussion 3 : 06 Dec 2012 at 18.053

    How many lives were lost because of this guy and he want sympathy.

  • Discussion 2 : 06 Dec 2012 at 12.592

    I don’t think the logic of dismissing the charges will work.
    Pte Manning exposed the USA government and obviously they don’t like that. But the rest of the world should be pleased with what he did.

  • robins

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    Discussion 1 : 06 Dec 2012 at 11.421

    There was once a time when the American Government followed its own laws and every prisoner was entitled to due process and humane treatment including jail conditions. Sadly those days seem to have ended shortly after 9-11. No, the charges against Manning should not be dismissed, but if he has been treated inhumanely, those responsible should be punished much the same as the cops in the Rodney King matter.

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