Free Bradley Manning

The other night I was listening to Free Talk Live when they brought up this article about Bradley Manning.

For those of you who don’t know who Bradley is, let me give you the gist. He is a 23-year-old Army Private who worked in intelligence during the Iraq and Afghanistan war, who is now being held under allegations that he is the one who leaked documents to Wikileaks. Despite the fact that no charges have been filed and the government so far has had nothing to pin on Manning, he has been in solitary confinement for the last roughly 7 months

I won’t recite what is in the article, but please read it  to see just how the government is treating one of their own.

Friday was his birthday.

They came first for the Communists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.

Then they came for me
and by that time no one was left to speak up.

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