Sunday, August 25, 2013

Truest statement of the week

The anti-democratic character of the trial itself served as an obstacle to the waging of a principled legal defense. At the same, Manning’s lead defense attorney, David Coombs, worked entirely within the framework set out by the military and the Obama administration and refused to mount a political defense of the young whistleblower.

-- Eric London, "US prosecutors: Manning 'does not deserve the mercy of a court of law'" (WSWS).

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