Pfc. Bradley E. Manning’s Statement for the Providence Inquiry

Here is the link:

http://www.zcommunications.org/pfc-bradley-e-mannings-statement-for-the-providence-inquiry-by-alexa-obrien

There is a lot of technical detail in the statement. Manning also gives his reasons for releasing the various documents. It is good to finally get some detailed information from Manning himself about what he did. He certainly makes clear that his actions were guided by his sense of morality which may not help him win his court case but I hope will garner him more support from the public. Despite the enormous pressure put on him to implicate Wikileaks and Assange he goes out of his way to clear them from responsibility:

“Although I stopped sending documents to WLO, no one associated with the WLO pressures me into giving more information. The decisions that I made to send documents and information to the WLO and the website were my own decisions, and I take full responsibility for my actions”.

He must be aware of the effect that this statement will have on his chances for leniency.

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