Thursday, August 22, 2013

An unjust sentence

Six years ago last month, a group of US helicopter gunship pilots murdered at least eleven people in Baghdad, including war correspondents Saeed Chmagh and Namir Noor-Eldeen. The pilots have never been prosecuted for their crimes. But Bradley Manning was just sentenced to 35 years in jail for telling people about it.

I can't think of a better example of the injustice of the US's national security state. War criminals go free, while people seeking to hold the US to its laws and values are persecuted and imprisoned. America is a sick, sick nation.