The most famous gay soldier in the history of the US Military has been convicted of divulging classified information to Wikileaks. He faces the rest of his life in prison as sentencing resumes this week. That prison will likely be leavenworth where I’m sure he won’t be bullied at all by real soldier convicts.
From Salon here:
Based on the verdict ruled in the military court-martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning Tuesday, the whistle-blower could face 136 years in jail. He was cleared of the troubling (and most grave) “aiding the enemy” charge, but military Judge Col. Denise Lind found the defendant guilty of six counts of violating the Espionage Act for handing a vast trove of classified U.S. military documents to WikiLeaks.
Of course everyone’s wringing their hands over whether or not this pipsqueak will be given too harsh of a sentence, but I’m confident justice will be done and he won’t live to see daylight outside a military prison again.