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Private first class Bradley Manning has been accused of leaking sensitive documents and videos that allegedly compromised our national security.
And certainly embarrassed many high level American officials and politicians.
In the past year these -- the documents Julian Assange and WikiLeaks famously made public.
Bradley Manning is currently being held that a military brig where he reportedly was stripped of all of us clothing.
So as to keep him from hurting himself he's even made to stand at attention in front of others totally -- closed.
With us here to discuss this is a -- and it was no stranger to being imprisoned for political reasons Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Judith Miller Judy.
I don't think they treated you the way they treated him and you weren't in a military.
I you'd have every journalist in every news organization in the country screaming what is going on here had I been treated that way and I find it.
Hard to believe that the military is now making excuses rather lame excuses according to what I plan.
-- -- the treatment of Bradley.
Are even even in the military it.
The military must follow the constitution at least the basic parts -- want to -- help yourself right.
And as innocent until proven guilty he hasn't even been formally charged yet -- he hasn't even had what's called an article 32 hearing which is the equivalent.
Of a grand jury just had some prosecutors filed charges which were changed as recently as last week yet he's kept in isolation.
23 hours a day.
Now he's being kept naked all the time originally was allowed to Wear underwear and flip flops and -- kidding he said I might be myself to that.
With my flip flops on a proposed a -- Right why he might use the elastic band in his underwear to strangle himself.
Apparently he said that.
-- suggest but the military used it as an excuse to.
Make sure that he didn't have that why do you think there's no Kerry is doing this you know I don't know this is conduct really under coming on American military I -- this is the kind of thing that if you read about it in a foreign country you'd say well you see that's what happens when you don't have.
A bill of rights and and it's it's hard to understand now what he is accused of doing.
Has endangered American sources of American military personnel overseas court that's the way the military thinks of this and I suppose the assumption is anything goes -- I I don't think that's the standard we want for our military.
He he's in -- jail with people who've been charged that.
With raped and charged.
With murder and the evidence of their guilt is whatever it is there -- are -- -- sufficient to charge them.
They're not being tormented this way there are slowly being driven crazy by this solitude and make it in this crime utter humiliation in the presence of strangers and.
One of the toughest things judges is solitary itself.
Not being able to really -- and at one point the military said well he can talk to people he can talk to his lawyer he can talk to visitors on the weekend.
But for 23 hours today.
Not to happening want to talk to would not -- not to be to have human companionship Israeli -- very very.
Think Julian Assange -- that somewhere in an American jail cell even though you and I have talked about this the Pentagon papers that famous Supreme Court decision.
In the mid seventies protects his public came -- -- of this information I would.
Hope that he wouldn't be -- he has been he is now in Sweden.
And Sweden is going to do whatever it's going to do with respect -- charges and -- Against them.
This is clear that the United States wants yeah.
Just wants to make a big issue of it it is a big issue and what he has done what Bradley Manning dad is reprehensible -- assigned as Chad says you're not -- may continue to disintegrate.
It's a totally different category that is a journalist got -- and -- his job is to disseminate information that the government doesn't want you to have Judy Miller it's a pleasure thank you for joining us.
And now if you right.
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