"I came here to drink milk and kick ass. And I've just finished my milk." - Moss, The IT Crowd

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Update on PFC Manning's pre-trial confinement

I was very happy just now to read the most recent blog update from the attorney representing Pfc. Bradley Manning. It was published yesterday, and confirms that Manning is now being held under normal, humane conditions of detention. Seeing our government respond to public pressure to act ethically and humanely by finally doing the right thing is deeply gratifying. It makes me a little more hopeful for my country's future.

More of this, please. We still have an entire extra-judicial prison at Guantanamo that has to be shut down. Fair and humane treatment of those prisoners, with meaningful access to a legal system that is not a kangaroo court, doesn't cease to be a moral imperative just because they are not U.S. citizens.

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