Wikileaks’ Manning says US public was lied to about Iraq from the start

Manning says US public lied to about Iraq from the start (via AFP)

The detained US soldier convicted of leaking a trove of secret documents to WikiLeaks made a rare foray into public life Saturday to warn Americans they were being lied to about Iraq once more. Chelsea Manning is serving a 35-year prison sentence on…


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5 Responses

  1. Norman Smith

    and that is just exactly right. Release the hero Manning. Lock up Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld as they are the real 9-11 terrorists. Bet.

  2. Mike C

    Surprising this got through Prison censors. Also surprisingly well written for an Army PFC. Doubt many O3s are that articulate.

  3. O, let us not depart from the Narrative… The Surge Worked! Air Power Crushes Militants/Insurgents/Dissidents/Terrorists! US MUST ACT NOW, AIRCRAFT CARRIER AND ASSETS IN PLACE! Blow something up, that will fix ’em! Iraq will goddamit be a nation, and the oil must flow! Don’t switch horses, or horse’s a__es, in the middle of the stream! We Like Shia! or is it Sunni! or Kurds, and whey! or what about those Sufis, what have they go to say? Keep pushing weapons for profit out to all those Moderates, the talking heads say they sort of know who they are! Continue to show nearly complete ignorance of the grainy, gritty detail of what’s shakin’ in that part of the world, or the nature of human nature! More wealth transferred to the War Department! Listen to the clanging of the bells, bells, bells. the frightful tintinabulation of the bells, link to, as they echo off the impenetrable (except to money and influence) walls of the Beltway Bubble!

    And anyone thinking the citizenry of our Empire has anything to recommend it, morally or intellectually, over those people over there who are re-assorting themselves as humans have done since Cain’n’Abel and Jacob’n’stuff, needs to attend to all the comments to articles about what’s shakin’ that offer the idiotic advice (given how nukular weapons work) to just “glassify the whole area, we need a glass parking lot, only good one is a dead one, link to…)

  4. David Carter

    @oldkhayyam Manning should be pardoned and set free. He did the American public a real service and acted out of honest conviction.

  5. “My fellow citizens, at this hour, American and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq, to free its people and to defend the world from grave danger… My fellow citizens, the dangers to our country and the world will be overcome. We will pass through this time of peril and carry on the work of peace. We will defend our freedom. We will bring freedom to others and we will prevail.” -George W. Bush – March 19, 2003

    “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it” : Adolf Hitler

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