Injustice is Relative: Bradley Manning Compared

“Bradley Manning acted on the belief that he could spark a meaningful public debate on the costs of war, and specifically on the conduct of the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan. His revelations included reports on battlefield detentions and previously unseen footage of journalists and other civilians being killed in US helicopter attacks, information which should always have been subject to public scrutiny,”

-Widney Brown, Senior Director of International Law and Policy at Amnesty International.

george w bush orchestrated and in part personally delivered a cacophony of lies and deceit designed to sway pubic opinion and convince Congress that we should invade Iraq. He now has a presidential library that presumably includes all of the books that he finished coloring while in office.

dick cheney wrote the lies about Iraq, was the poster boy for torture, received $600 M from Halliburton to direct billions of dollars in government contracts to them despite their continued fraud and mayhem, and he made the oil industry impervious to regulation. He

received a heart transplant even though his age and health disqualified him from an organ transplant according to the guidelines of the International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation.

In the late 1980s, Dr. Mark Kaplan and the California Workers’ Compensation system were the

subjects of an investigative report by Harvey Levin. The report led to the a revamping of the Workers’ Compensation system, and also to Kaplan’s arrest and prosecution for defrauding insurance companies of over $30 M. He pled guilty to four criminal counts and was sentenced to eight years in prison. After serving his sentence, his medical license was restored and he is again today practicing medicine in Los Angeles county.

Anders Breivik, Norwegian mass murderer who killed 22 people in 2011, was sentenced to 10 to 21 years in prison.

Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

About theHoundDawg

For many years as a lawyer, I saw much of the good and bad of society, and did what I could to right many wrongs. The lack of understanding of what is good and bad, right and wrong, just and unjust, as evidenced by such events as the election of King W as president, (who as such far surpassed the evil of richard nixon but not quite that of ronald reagan) lead me in a new direction, to spend my time trying to understand what is happening to our society, to try as best I can to spread my insights to others, and along the way to maybe even eke out a living through the internet.
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