John Kerry Speaks Out About Bradley Manning

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Bradley Manning is now forced to sleep naked and stand naked for inspection in a prison corridor every day, after 10 months of solitary confinement where he isn’t even allowed to exercise in his cell, and all the rest of it.

The Marines claim to be worried that Manning might commit suicide with his underwear, although he can’t be placed under an official suicide watch, because none of the psychiatrists and psychologists at Quantico will certify that Manning is really at risk for suicide.

After 10 months of brutalization, even a few  devoted cheerleaders for Obama are getting a wee bit nervous!

UCLA Professor Mark Kleiman — who last year hailed Barack Obama as “the greatest moral leader of our lifetime” — wrote last night:

The United States Army is so concerned about Bradley Manning’s health that it is subjecting him to a regime designed to drive him insane. . . .

This is a total disgrace. It shouldn’t be happening in this country. You can’t be unaware of this, Mr. President. Silence gives consent.

And now Senator John Kerry speaks out about the brutalization of Bradley Manning.

“There are concerns about what is happening, but a strong argument is being made that they’re trying to preserve his safety, they don’t want him harming himself, and using his own clothing to hang himself, or do something like that,” said Kerry. “That’s happened in prison before. I think it is possible to protect him, I think, and there are some legitimate reasons to believe that that may be true also. But I think that a lot of people are now reviewing this very, very closely, people have weighed in, myself included, I think that analyses are being made. There was a big article in the newspapers today examining it. And I’m convinced that there will be real scrutiny with respect to that issue.”

“People are reviewing this.”

“Analyses are being made.”

And that’s Senator John Kerry, a Democratic politician right out of the same mould as Barack Obama, with no more principles than a cockroach.  

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  1. believe it or not.

  2. on this at all with his non-committal jargon?  

    All these MF’s protect each other in the WH, with some exceptions!  

  3. Not a rage about the immorality or illegality of it.

    No.  Just that analyses are being made.

    What are they analyzing?  How long his dick is when its 32 degrees in his cell?

    How far his balls shrink up if he sitting on ice cold steel for six hours?

    Do they measure his dick with razor blades?

    Come on.  Inquiring minds want to know about these analyses.

  4. Here is John in 2007 when the cops tazered that UFlorida kid for carrying that verboten “subversive” book by Wayne Madsen.

    John is also the father of Big Pharma with all of this BARDA shit, you know why you can’t sue a drug company cause your child is a vegetable after getting a unicorn flu shot.

    BARDA shit.

    http://www.phe.gov/about/barda

    All of us enjoyed the helicopter video as we should enjoy

    them making total asses of themselves.

  5. What the F-else can you say?  

    • Xanthe on March 8, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    What is the pension plan and what is the medical plan?  I know Kerry made a good marriage so he’s A-OK.

    Where can I go to get this information?

    Cockroach – makes sense.  Haven’t we all read somewhere that cockroachs are the ultimate survivors.

    When will there be real scrutiny about the congress?  Is that ever coming?  Damn it, I’m going to write a strongly worded letter to …. ?????  Oh boy, we’re screwed!

    • mplo on March 8, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    I, too remember the guy who was tazed at one of his speeches for nothing, and Kerry did nothing to stop that from happening.  The Democrats, all the way from the current POTUs on down, generally, with damned few exceptions, are basically little or no better than the GOP.  The fact that Kerry didn’t make any effort to stop the horrendous treatment of Manning, and then has the audacity to speak, is rather revolting, imho.

  6. on Gates passing the buck to the Secretary of the Army over Kucinich’s letter to him asking to see Manning.  

    The Bogus Gitmo Tribunals have started, too, and the NEW EO from Obama about indefinite detention…

    http://emptywheel.firedoglake….

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