A US Congressman has called for the bloke who leaked secret documents to Wikileaks to be executed.
Congressman Mike Rogers says he supports execution for the soldier involved if he is ultimately found guilty.
This splendid example of humanity is a Republican who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, which must shorely be some mishtake.
Rogers said that Private Bradley Manning appears to be guilty of treason in time of war, which is a capital crime.
He hit out what he called a “culture of disclosure” for encouraging someone like Manning into thinking that the release of such sensitive information was a good thing.
Rogers told his local radio station that Mannings’ actions must have condemned to death many Afghans who assisted the United States. It is hard to see how the leaked docuuments could have done that as US collaborators were not mentioned. So far the only people to make the claim that anyone is at risk is the US government.
The number of collaborators at risk is nothing compared to the numbers of people that were accidentally killed by US assassination squad cock-ups which Rogers wants to execute a young bloke for telling the world about. Death is too good for the bloke who revealed that Pakistan “allies” had built safe havens for the terrorists who were killing Americans.
Manning is currently being held in solitary confinement in Virginia where he may face a court martial or federal prosecution as the investigation continues.
Photo of Bradley Manning credit to Bradley Manning Defence Fund