Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years, Eligible for Parole in 8
Once again, we see a naïve, deluded young person paying the price for the insane nihilistic libertarianism promoted by Julian Assange and Glenn Greenwald: Judge Sentences Bradley Manning to 35 Years.
A military judge on Wednesday morning sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.
Manning, 25, was convicted last month of multiple charges, including violations of the Espionage Act for copying and disseminating the documents while serving as an intelligence analyst at a forward operating base in Iraq. He faced up to 90 years in prison.
Manning is required to serve one-third of the sentence, minus three and half years of time served, before he is eligible for parole. That will be in eight years when he is 33.
Since he could have been sentenced to 60 years, he actually got off remarkably easy considering the gravity of his crimes. But Glenn Greenwald, of course, is raging. His most ridiculous tweet so far:
The US will never be able to lecture world again about the value of transparency and press freedoms without triggering a global laughing fit
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) August 21, 2013