Bradley Manning and the UCMJ dungeon

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January 9, 2011
On ALLiance
by James Tuttle  
Posted in Commentary

"We’ve all heard it before, 'Support the Troops, because they defend our freedoms.' But do they? When I was in the U.S. Army I don’t remember any stalwart or teary moments at freedom’s defense. Typical day: coffee and calisthenics in the morning; bureaucracy and cigarettes in the afternoon; and boredom and beer in the evening. There were no discussions of what 'freedom' means or what it looks and feels like. It was a job, with a dangerous task and a boss that could legally make your life a living hell … oh and you can’t quit." (01/07/11)  


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