Bradley Manning Verdict: the American People Are The Enemy

Acquitted of “Aiding the Enemy,” but found guilty of six Espionage charges, comedian Stephen Colbert makes the obvious point that if Bradley Manning is guilty of Espionage, and there is no foreign enemy, then the enemy is us—the American people. The government is prosecuting a man for exposing war crimes committed by the government.
Now that Russia has granted temporary asylum to Edward Snowden, perhaps this is the beginning of a new Cold War. But instead of the USA bragging to our foes that we are more free than they are, Russia, China, and the like get to point to our dismal human rights record.

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