WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army private suspected of giving classified U.S. documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks was forced to sleep naked in a military jail at least once this week, the Marine Corps acknowledged Friday after the soldier’s lawyer complained.

Commanders of the brig in Quantico, Va., ordered all of Pfc. Bradley Manning’s clothing, including his boxer shorts, taken from him Wednesday night under provisions of the Navy Corrections Manual, which governs prisoner treatment, said 1st Lt. Brian Villiard, a spokesman for the Marine Corps base.

“It was a situationally driven event but to go into detail about it would be inappropriate because it would violate the detainee’s privacy,” Villiard said.

Col. Thomas V. Johnson, another Quantico spokesman, said the treatment was not punitive.

Manning, a former intelligence analyst, is charged with aiding the enemy and 33 other offenses for allegedly stealing computer files of more than 250,000 confidential State Department cables, classified video of a deadly U.S. helicopter attack and a raft of Iraq and Afghanistan war logs. The video and thousands of the documents have been published on the WikiLeaks website.

He was arrested in May and brought to Quantico July 29 from a detention facility in Kuwait.

The Navy Corrections Manual permits clothing removal for prisoners who have threatened suicide or made a suicidal gesture, or for strip searches involving suspicion of a crime. Villiard said Manning hadn’t been placed on suicide watch.

The 23-year-old Crescent, Okla., native remains in maximum custody and on prevention-of-injury status — designations that keep him confined alone 23 hours a day, and require removal of all clothing except his boxer shorts at night.

Civilian defense attorney David Coombs wrote on his blog Thursday night that Manning had been inexplicably stripped of his clothing for seven hours Wednesday night.

“This type of degrading treatment is inexcusable and without justification. It is an embarrassment to our military justice system and should not be tolerated,” Coombs wrote.

In January, after Manning was placed on suicide watch for two days, Coombs filed a complaint with the base commander alleging the brig commander broke military rules and ignored the brig’s own psychiatrist’s recommendation regarding Manning’s mental state. Coombs contends the confinement conditions are punitive.

The United Nations torture investigator is pursuing an inquiry into Manning’s confinement, based on allegations by a Manning supporter.

Manning’s friend and frequent visitor David House, of Cambridge, Mass., said in a teleconference with reporters Wednesday that Manning’s mental state has deteriorated during his more than eight months at Quantico.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (414)
  1. bernard F Mc Kernan says:

    If true, America is no better than the Taliban or Guantanamo bay bunch.

    1. johnjohn says:

      Dam TRAITOR gets what he deserves.

      1. cwxj415 says:

        “Traitor”? You mean “SUSPECTED traitor”, right? People in the United States are still innocent until proven guilty, Johnjohn. You really need to remember that, and then perhaps you won’t come across as the unamerican ignoramus that you currently do.

      2. cjs says:

        cwxj415 said:

        “Traitor”? You mean “SUSPECTED traitor”, right? People in the United States are still innocent until proven guilty, Johnjohn. You really need to remember that, and then perhaps you won’t come across as the unamerican ignoramus that you currently do.

        In the court of law you are aforded the presumtion of innocence – BUT NOT in the court of public oppinion.

        Who’s the unamerican ignoramus now?

      3. william says:

        Dear Fellow Conservatives

        Please read the article, he is “not” on suicide watch. The liberals are trying to shame us by treating him badly. He should be killed as soon as possible. Maybe a guard will take matters into his own hand and bash him to death. This is what he deserves and this is what I pray to Jesus for every night. DON’T LET OBAMA FOOL YOU!

        He deserves to DIE – Obama wants him to suffer so he can blame the right, If you can join me in praying for a guard to bash him to death that is great

        SEMPER FI!

      4. puddintame says:

        Manning is a far greater Patriot than you any day of the week. What he did was have the courage to expose truth, which is what the major media should be doing under their 1st amendment obligations but instead since the media is owned by the Globalists they will never tell the truth.
        You are displaying thinking of your globalist masters and not freedom and truth loving US citizen.

      5. Jimmy Folkvar says:

        to the people that claim he is a traitor, who did he betray? to the people that say he should be put to death, why?
        this man did nothing but expose our gov’ts corruption and wicked lies…I cant believe that people still believe that being a patriot means you are loyal to the FED.

      6. DiverCity says:

        William, please don’t delude yourself. You’re not a conservative. Conservatives don’t sanction lawless behavior by government and its military. You are an activist liberal, despite, perhaps, holding certain conservative views.

      7. DiverCity says:

        Jimmy Folkvar, you are absolutely correct.

      8. william says:

        I will Pray for you
        Obama Ossamma has fooled you

        Traitors should die, I am not without mercy though. I don’t want him to suffer that is why I pray for his life to end sooner than later. I think libarels will make up stories about his suffering that Is why we should just kill him before they besmirsh America’s good name.

      9. william says:

        If I was a liberal than I would smoke pot and drink kool aid and read wikileaks for fun. I am a real conservative I love America and I love Americans and I hate traitors and I pray for their death.

        I will pray for you too but I can tell you are already an Obama soldier

      10. Sparro says:

        cwxj415 you are and idiot. This turd was in the army and is subject to the UCMJ and this butt pirate is guilty.

      11. detter says:

        Ethics and training will be provided at a much later date. Here now sign and date this form.

      12. dont tread on me says:

        this is to william! how dare you “pray for a guard to bash his head in”!!!! not because im defending him but because it is absolutely disgusting to see someone llike you call themself a Christian. you cant ever pray for someone elses death bro! what i will pray for tho is you man!

      13. Larry Croft says:

        Before anyone goes too far with this killing notion, we should run a red hot poker up the traitor’s ying-yang.

      14. Hojo says:

        To you guys that say he is innocent until proven guilty…you are WRONG. If he were a civilian you would be correct but in the case of military personnel you are guilty until proven innocent when you are charged with something. Look it up.

      15. roadmaster says:

        The UCMJ presumes guilt, not innocence like dopey civilian courts. Don’t believe me? You can look it up.

        They could keep the bastid in a cement mixer full of corn cobs for 23 hours a day, and that would still be too good for him.

      16. TexasProud says:

        HOJO – you are wrong my ignorant friend. The military’s opinion about guilt is the same as civilian courts.

      17. Hojo says:

        Look it up TexasProud.

      18. Jekyll Isle says:

        William – are you nuts.

        As a Libertarian I am happy that this man may or may not have helped get information out.

        Our military is running roughshod over everyone and we have a right to know what is going on

      19. Lij says:

        Burden of proof is on the prosecution with the UCMJ. There is still a presumption of innocence so he is “innocent until proven guilty”. To judge someone in the court of public opinion means that you probably don’t have all the facts and are in fact ignorant.


        WILLI, Remember Red pills on odd days, Yellow pills on blue days.

      21. 11Bravo says:

        Sorry, The saying that you are innocent until proven guilty is a bunch of political B.S.

        If this were the case, the courts would not hold people in prison until their trial as they are innocent right? People are either released on bail or bail is denied until trial, Thus the court treats you from the very beginning as if you are already guilty. How can you hold an innocent person in prison without it being illegal false imprisonment. This man has yet to even go to trial and is still in jail. Where is his right to a speedy trial? 8 months without trial or a guilty verdict is a long time to be in prison. If he did what he is accused of then I support the death penalty, But until he is convicted he should be free. In this country it is really guilty until proven innocent, Thus the confinement prior to trial.

    2. Les Partiss says:

      Are you nuts? How can you even compare the Taliban with the Marines at Guantanamo. I guess you never served your country.

      1. Flapps says:

        Military people are second class citizens, not under the protections of most of the Constitution. Where else can you go to jail for refusing to work?
        On a personal note, why would any man enjoy living in a barracks and showering naked with other men? Maybe Les has something to tell us.

      2. BJ says:

        Dear Flapps,

        You must have forgotten the Wisconsin Senate Democrats.

      3. allhaileris says:

        and flaps…it sounds like YOU may have something to tell us…exactly how much time do you spend thinking about showering naked with other men?

      4. Fanny Forbes Franklen says:

        “I spent 33 years in the Marines. Most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism.”

        Smedley Butler


      5. hatsheput says:

        I agree with you. There is no comparison.

      6. Ted Siok says:

        Hey Flapps,
        I live at 73 Main Street, Wales, MA.

        Come see me you piece of high minded garbage. We need to talk you coward.

    3. jonny Ninja says:

      HA, are you kidding? Making someone sleep naked for betraying their country during a war and summarily beheading people to honor a fascist religion are two completely different things..

    4. HG says:

      You are one sick little idiot. This traitor should be shot (if there is any justice left in this country). You leftists (Socialists, Liberals, Communists) are so out of touch with reality.

      1. ByteRider says:

        HG — you can use a short cut for “Socialists, Liberals, Communists”…. just say DEMOCRAT… everyone will know exactly what you mean.

      2. Cleary says:

        Here! Here! Well said.

      3. dwg says:

        i think you mean “hear hear!” think about it.

      4. Mark says:

        You shoot him….

      5. BillOreally says:

        Do you even know what he did? Or are you just going off what you heard on fox news. He is a patriot who threw his life on the line to expose the truth of our military aggression. Do some research and think for yourself. I know just call me a liberal and stick your fingers in your ears and scream nyah nyah nyah.

      6. Edward Irby says:

        No Bush should be shot for lying to take the US into an illegal war where hundreds of thousands have died!! Manning has exposed the US and shown the world how little your military cares for fellow human beings! he is a far greater patriot than bush, cheyney Palin or any of those right wing crooks!

    5. JustAGuy says:


      TORTURE!!!! TORTURE I SAY!!!!!!! IT’S ALL BUSH’S FAULT!!!!! IT’S BUSH’S FAULT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    6. Greg says:

      SO WHAT???? WHO CARES????

    7. meeester says:

      Oh Bernie you are so righteous. Everyone should listen to you.

      Also, not to suggest that you haven’t considered this yet, of course, but don’t you think we should maybe waterboard him, you know, just a little until he gives up Bush & Cheney’s method for raising gasoline prices again?
      I’ll defer to yourjudgement on this. I always will.

    8. Beckwith says:

      bernie, you’re nuts!

    9. Migo says:

      Near end of WWII my father knock a non combat Major teeth out,.My dad was decorated with Silver and Bronze stars and purple heart. The army put him in deep hole naked and feed him only bread and water. Harry Truman pardon him and gave him all his back pay. My point is this is pretty tame it sounds like…

    10. Eric says:

      You remove clothes from a prisoner to stop them hurting themselves, clogging the toilet in the cell and flooding the cell, using clothes and blankets to block your view of them in the cell, things of that nature. Very common occurence in lockups and jails everywhere. Try to know something about your subject before comparing America to the Taliban

    11. Ben Johnson says:

      Comparing manning to the Taliban or the Gitmo bunch is an insult to the Taliban and the Gitmo bunch. It is one thing to fight for a cause and quite another to sell out one’s country. Manning is a criminal and of the worst kind.

    12. Bob says:

      God you’re an idiot. Yeah, you’re right…having a traitor sleep naked in his cell for one night is comparable to the Taliban. I swear that bowls of Jello have more intelligence than a liberal.

      1. Hojo says:

        Exponentially more 🙂

    13. tom says:

      Hey Bernard, you moron – move to Pakistan. – you’ll see the difference. Then don’t come back. Please

      1. olegunny says:

        He won’t.

    14. Jim M says:

      I’d be glad to send the guy a care package with extra pajamas, some rope and a lifetime supply of razor blades.

    15. Missle Girl says:

      No sympathy for the little bastage. He deserves worse.

      1. cwxj415 says:

        Really? No sympathy at all? He “DESERVES” worse? Even before he is convicted? Have YOU seen the evidence? Do you even CARE that in the USA people are innocent until PROVEN guilty? I guess you and the rest of the fascist “bastages” on this comments page can all read minds! Why even bother with jury trials, right?

      2. Rockin' Robbins says:

        @ cwxj415: There is this thing called the Universal Code of Military Justice. It specifically covers military personnel. Google it. Love your spirit, just wanna help ya a bit with that ignorance factor. Be sweet!

      3. Frank says:

        So when he is found guilty, will you support the death penalty for the traitor? Yeah, thought so. Liberal goop for a brain….

      4. JAG says:

        @Rockin’ Robbins
        It’s actually UNIFORM Code of Military Justice

        Ignorance factor bro,,,

      5. light says:

        to rockinrobin: UNIFORMED code of military conuct….no such thing as universal……..

      6. Hojo says:

        Military = guilty until proven innocent

        Look it up

      7. TexasProud says:

        HOJO – you ignorant sone of an unwed mother.’

        look it up yourself

      8. Hojo says:

        I’m actually in the miltary TexasProud. Quit being difficult I’m trying to educate you. Why do liberals always resort to name calling when they are wrong?

      9. Lij says:

        Sec 851 article 51 of UCMJ. US has the burden of proof when it comes to guilt.

        “that the accused must be presumed to be innocent until his guilt is established by legal and competent evidence beyond reasonable doubt”

        sorry, it just irritated me since it is so easy to look up.

    16. John Merchlinski says:

      He is a traitor in uniform and during a war. Death is the punishment. Being naked is nothing.

    17. Jim says:

      The Taliban would have hacked off his head with a very dull knife a long time ago! What would you liberal wienies said if this “alledged” traitor had committed suicide? I know it would have been our fault, maybe you could have blamed President Bush’s fault.

    18. Philthy_PA says:

      @barnyard F Mc Kommie: your president should do something about this… You must admit that McCain would’ve handled this situation better.

    19. Rick says:

      Right. It is EXACTLY the same thing.

      You can tell I am being sarcastic, right?

    20. rick says:

      Right. It is EXACTLY the same thing.

      You can tell I am being sarcastic, right?

    21. Stephen Ryan says:

      You are not “innocent until proven guilty”. You are guilty the moment you commit a crime. However, under the American legal system the court gives you the presumption of innocence so that the prosecutor is compelled to prove your guilt.

    22. John Dooley, Sr. says:

      Are you s—-ing me. This idiot gets what he deserves.

    23. SteveThomas says:

      Who cares. If it was up to me the traitorous little pufter would be sleeping in the bottom of a latrine

    24. meandog says:

      Ticket to see Navy beat Army each year in the annual football showdown, $50; Average money bet lost by a typical general to tipical admiral, $100; an Army puke in a Navy brig: PRICELESS!

      1. green says:

        An Army puke in a Navy brig? At least that worthless kid has stepped foot in a combat zone instead of hiding on a ship his whole career. Maybe you should snuggle up to your shipmate and enjoy your easy paycheck.

      2. Hojo says:

        Navy has boots on the ground everytime the marines do. Look up the hospital corps or sea bees. Thanks for playing!

      3. TexasProud says:

        HOJO – Marines arrive first and become casualties.. Navy bedwetters show up later.

        look it up

      4. Hojo says:

        TexasProud, again, I’m actually in the military unlike you. Corpsman are Navy and travel with the marines, feel free to ask any marine. The more you comment on things you know nothing about the more like a liberal you look.

    25. Robert Bryan says:

      Oh BS. The UCMJ and standard operating procedure in a US military detention facility is to remove anything from the cell that the detainee could use to harm himself if the situation warrants. They aren’t picking on the poor little traitor. They’re insuring he doesn’t kill himself before standing trial. Go whine about your ludicrous Taliban comparisons where people are stupid enough to buy it.

      1. Newbern W Johnson says:

        Keeping him in a max security situation also insures that he will LIVE to stand trial. He wouldn’t last a week if he were in the general population in the brig.

    26. allhaileris says:

      Never take sides against your tribe. It’s simple. He should not be abused, though. If found guilty, he should be executed for treason. Many of us have special anger for people like this. We are Americans though. We demonstrate our greatness by treating him as innocent until such time as he’s proven guilty. That’s what America is supposed to stand for.

    27. mike says:

      “It was a situationally driven event but to go into detail about it would be inappropriate because it would violate the detainee’s privacy,” Villiard said.

      I was a medic for detainees in Iraq so I know how this all goes. This isn’t because the ‘big, bad military’ is trying to punish this kid for leaking secret information…when something like this happens its 100% of the time medically related (99.9999% of that being suicide attempts). The situation was a suicide attempt, and they can’t say why because of patient’s/detainee privacy…I can say that with 99.999% confidence

    28. Martin CO says:

      When a person is suicidal in prison, frequently clothes are taken away since they can be used to commit suicide,

    29. J says:

      Do realize that the military members essentially sign away constitutional rights upon enlistment. He is now beholden to military law, not civil law. There is a significant distinction.

    30. olegunny says:

      Put that d@mn civilian lawyer in the with the sob. He should be dancing on air by now.

    31. Riley Smiley says:

      Listen up Pal, you are full of BS period. You know what Pal you and your hero Manning can go hell, he betrayed his country he deserves nothing at all. In a just world he would have been hung by the neck until dead long ago.

    32. tess says:

      You are so crazy ……….. Right, go to these countries you ignoramus and live amongst the neantherdals. My bet is 10-1 that the traitor threatened suicide and stripping of clothing gives him nothing to do it with. I say give him his clothing and let him put himself out of his misery.

    33. DDecker says:

      You need to learn the rules before you start lecturing. The Military does not subscribe to the Innocent until proven Guilty method. In the Military, like the Federal Court system, charges are brought once the investigation has determined that they have enough evidence to bring them. The Military conducts Article 32 Investigations to determine charges, and if you look at Military Court History, it is very rare that courts martial proceedings happen without solid proof. The Military does not assumed you are innocent at all. You are guilty until proven otherwise.

    34. Wexpat Guero says:

      Gawd you are a twit. He is gay, and loves being naked around men. he was just acting out trying to hit on the guards.

    35. smokemifyougotem says:

      Good for the weasel.

      If there are any more Lady Gaga wannabees out there I hope that you learn from his traitorous acts.

      This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco,
      this ain’t no fooling around
      This ain’t no mudd club, or C. B. G. B.,
      I ain’t got time for that now

    36. smokemifyougotem says:

      It’s a lot better than the hellhole you were whelped in, bernard!


    37. Talcott says:

      William…I know the brainwashing makes thinking for yourself

      a difficult task.

      Whom are you faithful to?

      Semper Fi to the constitution?

      If so you wouldn’t be stating your primitive

      hasty violent words.

    38. Melvin says:

      Your comment goes to show how the pubic is the military. I used to tend brig rats. If one even thinks about suicide, he will be stripped of all clothing except his skivvy drawers. All objects deemed to be sharp or pointed, books, magazines, everything except a mat to lay on.
      A guard is posted outside his cell, and he is physically watched 24-7 so he will not attempt any for of suicide.
      We had attempts by brig rats to commit suicide by stuffing letter writing paper down their throats to choke, we even had one kid who tried to smother himself with his rubber mat by trying to put his face against the rubber.
      Prisoner’s cannot be strapped down to a bed in the brig, nor can they be handcuffed to a bed. So what would you rather have a dead prisoner or what?Because if this kid is even given half a chance he will off himself.

    39. Overfiend says:

      knuckle head – this is allowed under the military code for prisoners.

      Remember Libs – there is lots of stuff that happens that would make you wet yourselves – but that keeps you safe in your lil condo with your Prius in the garage. You should be thankful for our military (and CIA, etc) and be ashamed of accused (for now) traitors.

    40. atty says:

      Jails make people sleep naked if they’re on suicide watch.

    41. J. Nelson says:

      This guy should be sleeping with his eyelids sliced off, hanging over a vat of acid upside down attached by toe nail clamps. This jack should have thought about this before he condemned hundreds or thousands of covert American operatives to death. No pitty for this loser, he deserves much more than we could ever do to him…

  2. Herman Glimsher says:


    1. johnjohn says:

      He probably WET his pants!!!

    2. SMH says:

      He may have been concealing something in them? 😉

    3. mike says:

      Refer to my post on Mar 5 @ 2:02 AM about suicide attempts

      Detainees who are suicidal are first stripped down to their boxers. Then if they are still a danger to themselves they take away the boxers. People try to hang themselves using the elastic waist band in underwear. I had one patient who took his waist band out, tied it around his neck fixing it to a drain grate in the floor and then drug himself away trying to hang himself because they took away all his other clothes to attempt it in some other way.

  3. Les Partiss says:

    Tough! I wonder what the effects of this traitor are on other people – sleeping naked in the dark. As a Korean War veteran, I have no pity for this damn punk.

    1. johnjohn says:

      Thank you for your service Les!

      1. TakeThatPunk says:

        Me Too……Thank you for your service Les! 🙂

    2. Jonny Ninja says:

      Right on.. This guy should be getting way WORSE treatment for what he did, in all actuality… Torture him, whatever.. I don’t care…

  4. bernard F Mc Kernan says:

    You people are drinking from the conservative poison cup & blinded by prejudiced remarks. Wiki Leaks in many cases have been a good thing & frankly I see complete transparency a good thing. After all aren’t we in search of the truth? Many lies by public officals have come out as a result of these leaks & maybe if we had knowledge or the technology back in 2001, we could have avoided 911 in N.Y. & the stupid unnecessary lies & war in Iraq given to us ny Bush Cheney & Rumsfeld. Real lying sacks of s….t….On the matter of Guantanamo, we kicked some ass & without knowing for sure they were guilty. Just a presumtion of guilt because this nation was so angry.

    1. johnjohn says:

      If even in one case it caused harm to our troops it is WRONG and TRAITEROUS he should be shot!

      1. cwxj415 says:

        IF he is guilty! Why do you have such trouble understanding that one, very American, concept?

        You and Stalin would have gotten along really great, Johnjohn. He didn’t believe in trials for people he suspected of being against him either!

      2. wodun says:


        I notice you didn’t defend Bush and Cheney from the accusation that they deliberately lied to start the Iraq war. Innocent until proven guilty only works for some people in your world doesn’t it?

    2. Jim Brock says:

      I do not like people who blatantlly disobey the rules. That way lies anarchy.

      As to the boxers…they could easily have been used to hang himself. He is said to be suicide prone…

      Jim B

    3. George says:

      Bernie…this is standard procedure when someone is on suicide alert…no big deal!

    4. Philthy_PA says:

      @bernard F Mc Kernan: You’re right about transparency – what’s the harm in spreading truth anyway? BTW, bernard can I have your full name and SSN?

    5. Jason says:

      I agree with you. These other posters are uneducated angry fools.

      1. Harold E Vincent says:

        “I agree with you. These other posters are uneducated angry fools.”
        Should be: (name), I agree with you. The other posters are uneducated(,) [or] (and) angry fools.
        Engage brain before putting mouth in gear and calling others “uneducated fools” when you yourself cannot generate a proper sentence. Try this—
        Sir or madam; I agree with you. The others posting here are uneducated and angry fools.

    6. slash says:

      This is not about Wiki-leaks. This is about a U.S. serviceman betraying his country.He broke the ultimate contract…….Burn is ass!!!!

    7. Missle Girl says:

      Stupid a$$

    8. tess says:

      This fellow is still a suspect , you accuse the right of judging him already. You in your progressive stupid head have already judged him righteous. How about stopping your proliferation of communist banter and let the authorities figure it out. You think its bad here , wait till you go to Russia and the send you to the golog for looking stupid

    9. Wexpat Guero says:

      Wikileaks has providede tabloid garbage at best, of no value to anyone, and caused mayhem and death on the worst scale. The consequences of releasing biased, out of context communications, constructing a straw man of “official” and therefore true, well I hope Bradley gets the high hard one of his dreams.

  5. Carol says:

    Back in WWII everyone knew the saying “loose lips sink ships”. It was known that information leaked would lead to loss of American lives. Leaving aside the ever present hate and blame of BOTH political parties, shouldn’t our main concern be the lives of our children, brothers/sisters, husbands/wife, etc., serving in the military? Has any of these leaks lead to loss of life? If so, he should be punished as if he committed the crimes, which, in essence, he actuality did. If it is just political rhetoric, then no crime, no time.

    1. bernard F Mc Kernan says:

      I just love those that drape themselves in the American flag, spew rhetoric about the children, the future, God & country. If you choose to listen to a three piece suit over your life’s knowledge & experiences, then you are in for a sad awakening one day soon.

      1. bernard F Mc Kernan says:

        Loose lips give the best head by the way.

      2. KayCee says:

        Why are all liberals rude and profane?

      3. dwg says:

        i think what he did is terrific. the more information out there, the better. period. maybe if we knew leaks like this would happen regularly, we’d think more before going to war. no secrets = no chance of success, right? isn’t that why you’re all calling this guy a traitor? good for him, good for assange. no rudeness, no profanity necessary.

      4. mfm123 says:

        dwg and the rest of you libs, I can tell you never served!!! Hang him!

      5. Daniel Morgan says:

        Bernard, the ignorance of the military that you and many other that have posted here is astounding!

        The Uniform Code of Military Justice, as authorized by the Constitution, is U.S. law. When an individual requires a clearance, as an intel analyst does, a background investigation is conducted, for a SECRET clearance, which PFC Manning had, he agrees to protect the information within the guideline of DoD 5200.1R.

        PFC manning chose to violate that trust, break the law and do grave harm to the United States. It is punishable under the UCMJ, the same law that governs his containment as well as providing him rights and protection.

        The Constitution grants the government and military the authority to classify information to which the 1st Amendment and FOIA does not apply. Transparency is NOT a good thing when it comes to National Defense.

        To those who have served, but held only a confidential clearance, like Nick, it may seem his clearance was high, but that is the lowest clearance an intel analyst would have. Your point about his section leader, platoon sergeant, plt ldr, company first sergeant and commander is valid. At the minimum they are guilty of dereliction of duty.

        So at ease in the harness airborne, he will get fair courts martial and then go to prison for the rest of his life.

      6. Vince Ross says:

        Where in the Constitution does this appear? “The Constitution grants the government and military the authority to classify information to which the 1st Amendment and FOIA does not apply.” Eagerly awaiting your reply.

      7. rick says:

        Best post. Should be final word. All other concerns about the poor “accused” “presumed innocent” “low level PFC” “low clearance analyst” “Scapegoat” are smokescreens by posters with hurt feelings and political agendas.

      8. dwg says:

        i think what he did is terrific. the more information out there, the better. period. maybe if we knew leaks like this would happen regularly, we’d think more before going to war. no secrets = no chance of success, right? isn’t that why you’re all calling this guy a traitor? good for him, good for assange.

      9. Oren says:

        No, actually he made things worse, now we won’t hear or know anything. What was he thinking, he wasn’t. Poor baby boob.

      10. maggiemay says:

        Danny Boy,
        He will go to prison for the rest of his life for what?/…Telling the truth….People of higher rank are offering this kid up & we the public are taking the bait. Anyone who has ever been in the military or dealt with high levels at the Pentagon knows the military code of conduct is this:….CYA…Or better know as Cover your ass.

      11. Nathan of Nevada says:

        Every one in the Military swore a oath to defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies Foriegn and Domestic but all people like you do all day is protect and defend the enemies of the Constitution and this is why your UCMJ is meaningless because you and the entire system you reprsent are fraudulent.

        Restore the Constitution of the United States! Polygraph everyone in the DHS and Military intel to see if their loyalty is to the Constitution or Israel.

      12. dissapointed says:

        Nathan, you might want to recalibrate your tinfoil hat. I can’t believe I risk my life to protect idiots like you.

    2. Herb Kincey says:

      The big difference between World War 2 and now is that back in those long ago days we Americans trusted our government leaders to do the right thing and to tell the truth. I think that trust was for the most part deserved.

      But does anybody today believe anything someone representing our government tells us? Many people say that Wiki Leaks. is providing a valuable service. It’s giving thoughtful Americans a pretty good idea of just who the liars are in our government, as well as the names of those who in other ways hide the bitter truth as to what is going on in the world around us. If our leaders in 2011 were ethical, honest, and truthful, there would be no need for Wiki Leaks.

      1. Hojo says:

        Right now we have people that fried their brains with drugs when they were young in charge of the government. Researchers have proven that once a person starts using drugs the brain stops developing. We have leaders that have the emotional and intellectual maturity of high school children. Looking at our “leaders” as if they are high schools explains a great deal of their actions and failtures. These people in turn are adored by people that are greatly uniformed and misled by the media to think that these “leaders” are competent. It is a perfect storm of stupidity reigning over the United States of America.

    3. Charles says:

      No that is incorrect. Whether his acts led to loss of life is irrelevent. He broke the law under the UCMJ which applies to all service members. He will be tried based upon that. If his acts did lead to a loss of life, then he will be charged with yet another article under the UCMJ. A copy can be downloaded from the internet. From the looks of some of the comments here a number of people need to educate themselves.

  6. bernard F Mc Kernan says:

    John John, Good night & please, go back to school. You might learn how to spell & use sentence structure.

    1. johnjohn says:

      You got the jist of it though didn’t you?

    2. johnjohn says:

      Bernard, if you can’t stand behind our troops, then feel free to stand in front of them.

    3. johnjohn says:

      Bernie, why don’t you go back and check the spelling in your long winded tirade.

      1. Bernard F Mc Kernan says:

        One small grammatical error. My bad but you’re still stupid in thought reasoning & expression by ink.

      2. johnjohn says:

        Wher’s the INK Clara Bernie? You were very quick to jump me for a small grammatical error weren’t you? My bad? That is a childs way of saying I WAS WRONG.

    4. rj says:

      Bernard-a ridiculous series of posts by yet another low-IQ liberal. Everybody reading your post is now dumber. It’s not too hard to read between the lines and see he’s under a suicide watch. Removal of any material a prisoner could use to hurt himself after he exhibits sucidal ideations or behavior is standard practice. So the post of “degrading treatment” is absurd. If he committed suicide, I’m sure you and all the other left-wing nuts sitting at home in your PJ’s with no job would be screaming he was murdered. He willfully revealed classified material. I think you should go to bed. I’m sure you’ve got to be up tomorrow for your basketweaving class at Yale before noon.

      1. meeester says:

        hey – easy on the basketweavers there fella, er, person.
        Obviously you are a racist. Not everyone can afford those fancy re-usable grocery bags ya’ know.

      2. cwxj415 says:

        RJ says: “It’s not too hard to read between the lines and see he’s under a suicide watch”

        but you don’t HAVE to read between the lines at all. You can read the LINES THEMSELVES: “after Manning was placed on suicide watch for two days, Coombs filed a complaint with the base commander alleging the brig commander broke military rules and ignored the brig’s own psychiatrist’s recommendation regarding Manning’s mental state.”

        Get it? the article itself specifically states, as have many articles printed in the past few months, that Manning was determined by the base psychiatrist to NOT be suicidal. But the base commander put him on suicide watch anyway, as a PUNITIVE measure. In my opinion, it’s the BASE COMMANDER that should be in the brig!

    5. Hojo says:

      I don’t care if somebody is a liberal or conservative if they are a grammar nazi. Grammar nazis are not loved by either side.

  7. nick says:

    Very convenient that a scapegoat lowly Pfc has that kind of clearance. Like wall street, no CEO’s or any one above the rank of Captain will go to prison over this. Stop believing the three piece suits. When all are out of office, they will write a book, go on Hannity Beck or O’Reilly & spew more lies. I served honorably discharged from the 101st Airborne division & I know what I’m talking about.

    1. Mike says:

      Nick, if you served then you know that Secret clearances (not TS or SCI) are very common. Manning didn’t have access to the really damaging stuff…

      1. chiefek2 says:

        Mike I disagree, If he was an Intel analyst, I can assure you that he had a TS

    2. chiefek2 says:

      Not at all, I was in the military for 26 years and many young people have Clearances. I will agree that the SSO that allowed that activity to occur was complicit and should also be in jail. I too was in the 101st in 1976

    3. E says:

      I served from ’85-’06 in mostly special operations and strategic intelligence (to include 5th SFG(A)). I was the same MOS as the sphincter who took all the classified information. Even as a young 18 year old I had a TS-SCI. ALL analysts have them. They’re required to. And the way they handle intelligence nowadays is the “push down” method. In other words, put as much raw information and intelligence out there as possible on the classified systems and as an analyst you can pull it off there. I agree with another poster – the SSO should also be checked into. But to automatically say that he’s simply a scapegoat is showing your ignorance of the job and how things work.

      Such a system is needed to make sure people get the information & intelligence they need. That is why there is a very expensive and thorough vetting system for those who apply for the job. 99% of those who take the job are well deserved and handle their clearance with maturity and responsibility. Are there going to be security violations? Sure, but this is blatant espionage, NOT a simple minor security violation.

      My opinion? Fry him.

      1. I says:

        Not all analysts have a TS and most of those that do don’t have access. Additionally, being granted a TS at age 18 makes a bit of sense considering the investigation. How much derog can an 18 year old have?

        Either way, fry him.

      2. E says:

        @I, that is true and something I should have clarified. Not all do have access. But at one time I know they all had to have a TS. And it’s true too that an 18 year old won’t have much derog. All they’re basing their investigation on at that point is what little financial information is available and interviews with references.

  8. J says:

    It seems that we’ve lost the notion of innocent until proven guilty in our country. He’s been charged with a crime and that’s it for now. He hasn’t been found guilty yet, so until that time he should be treated like a human being and be allowed due process. Men and Women have died for us to have those rights and they should be afforded to every American until found guilty in court of law. On a side note, I do think that it’s highly unlikely that a low Pfc acted alone or even had access to all the information that has been leaked. There has to have been someone with higher rank involved.

    1. HG says:

      J: Criminals are ‘presumes” to be innocent until proven guilty.
      That doesn’t mean they are innocent.

      1. Jerry L Kreps says:

        Yes it does! That’s why the accused have a right to a speedy trial because it is not right that they languish in jail for months or years before they can face their accusers in person, in front of a jury of their peers, not a secret court.

      2. Hojo says:

        In the military you are guilty until proven innocent.

      3. Lij says:

        Sorry, but you are consistently wrong about this. Here is the link.


        Just look up the phrase “burden of proof”

  9. John says:

    The little fairy probably got caught hiding contraband in his boxers. He’s a criminal and a traitor. He’ll only have to endure this treatment until his deserved execution. So don’t worry about it.

  10. chisum says:

    So what’s wrong with sleeping naked? I do every night

    1. anonnew2bp says:

      I agree. Everyone is all up in arms about it. So, its ok for us guys to be naked in the gym locker room, shower together in the barracks but to be made to sleep naked in a military jail cell is torture?
      Give me a break bleeding heart liberals.

  11. Hank Warren says:

    Wikileaks is Mossad propaganda for the US to continue endless Wars for Israel, it all started nearly a decade ago under a false flag attack.
    9/11 and Israel, here:

    1. claritas says:

      Hank – you left your tin hat on the bus –

  12. Mike says:

    Probably suicide watch. Prison inmates have killed themselves with all parts of their clothing, including waistbands (hanging), zippers (slashing wrists), etc.
    Maybe everyone should stop leaping to conclusions about torture (as if sleeping naked is torture — except for my wife).

    1. HG says:

      I was a guard at a Red Line Brig at Camp Lejeune. When we made someone strip it was for a good reason. We didn’t do it just for fun.

  13. Jeff says:

    Boo frickin’ hoo…can we shoot him now?

    1. ByteRider says:

      No, let’s save him for later when we can savor it in all it’s glory!

      1. cwxj415 says:

        Or, perhaps, just perhaps, you should wait until he is CONVICTED of a crime!

        Not that it surprises me that a bunch of fascist righties would want the execution to preceed the trial! That’s the rightie way of showing how American you are, right?

      2. Hojo says:

        cwxj415, you have some serious misconceptions about the military. In the military you are guilty until proven innocent, you get a chance to prove your innocence before sentencing but he is guilty. They have enough evidence to prove that he copied the information. He is guilty. If you leftists don’t want to be held accountable for your actions don’t join the military. All you guys want to do is ruin everything you can get your hands on but you never contribute anything positive to society.

  14. glo says:

    It’s more than disgusting! I do not support a military that tortures people!
    It’s inhumane. Militant equals masochism. It is psychologically and criminally
    insane to treat another human being in this manner. This world does not need
    genoicide for oil nor does it need these authoritarian groups who are given carte
    blanche to injure others in such vile and jaded ways. Give peace a chance.
    People have become so violent, brutal, and uncompassionate and this is civilization?

    1. anonnew2bp says:

      So, its ok for us guys to be naked in the gym locker room, shower together in the barracks but to be made to sleep naked in a military jail cell is torture?
      Give me a break bleeding heart liberals.

    2. chiefek2 says:

      Glo taking away his cloting is torture???

    3. rick says:

      I hope to the dear sweet Lord that we don’t depend on the likes of you when the hordes start sweeping across the prairie one day.

      And trust me, you obviously haven’t even heard of vile and jaded torture if you think this is it.

    4. Charles says:

      “People have become so violent, brutal, and uncompassionate…” You are woefully ignorant of recorded history.

  15. Matt says:

    The kid is only 23 years old. I don’t care that he’s legally an adult. Remember back when you were 23 years old? You shouldn’t have been allowed out of the house yet! How old was he when allegedly commited the offence? Now they are going to torture this kid for the rest of his life.

    1. Jim M says:

      The rest of his life should be a very short time.

    2. rick says:

      How is sleeping nekkid torture, exactly?

    3. Hojo says:

      He committed a heinous crime while serving in the military under the uniform code of military justice. He agreed to live by the rules and he even raised his hand and swore in to them he then signed paperwork to live under those rules. The rules state that aiding the enemy and being a traitor during a time of war is punishable by death. You also have to look at it from the point of view of the people he killed. Lots of people have died as a result of the infomation he released. To kill him is not only fair and just to these people, it is what he agreed to.

    4. olegunny says:

      Wonder how many other 23 year olds and younger this sob put in harms way. Guess that don’t bother you. Of course not no one you ever knew went in harms way.

  16. glo says:

    The word Israeli used to be synonymous with terrorist
    not so very long ago!

    1. JustAGuy says:

      Only by those who excuse suicide bombers who target innocent Israeli civilians…..

    2. Mike 224 says:

      You are a worthless piece of human garbage, not worth the time to correct your mindless slurs……NEVER AGAIN!

    3. Hojo says:

      You can tell who serves evil and Satan by looking at their stance on Israel. Satan hates Israel because that is the country God gave his chosen people. Satan’s minions always follow suit. Yes I am calling you EVIL!

  17. Schteveo says:

    Inhuman? Like the Taliban?

    HELLO earth calling, it says in the article, that they took his clothes because they thought he might hurt (HANG?) himself. Would all of you who question the folks running the brig, feel better if he’d HUNG himself with his own skivvies?

    You’re p/o’d when someone is PROTECTED by the jailers now!? Seriously, don’t just comment, read the articles, not just the banners or headlines.

    And yes J, a PFC could have a high enough secret clearance to access this stuff. Clearances aren’t assigned by rank, but by need.

  18. ByteRider says:

    I sleep in the nude all the time… little did I know.. I was torchering myself.. egads!

    1. Dan says:

      huh huh he said “tourchering himself”

  19. Ollie says:

    When the establishment sets a pattern of lying and deception with the result being a bankrupt nation through wars to protect israel then thats ok but when a true hero tries to gets the truth out he should be sumarily shot than its obvious you have no idea what freedom is.Those in power don’t want us citizens to know what really motivates our foreign policy and and our enemies. I guess you people are just gulping down the kool-aid while our civil liberties disappear. Keep believing “the they hate us for our freedom” line if its makes you feel good but in the mean time this nation is going to the dogs.

  20. michele says:

    Its disgusting , they don’t get into trouble for war crimes murder , and he does for telling the truth , and they have the have to preach democracy , what a disgrace to humanity they are .

    1. JustAGuy says:

      Michele, try learning something.

      Uniform Code of Military Justice requires Manning be tried, and if convicted, executed. It doesn’t matter if you think he told the truth or not, he divulged secrets.

      1. m from m says:

        secrets that shouldnt have been secrets. Kinda like Bushy saying he’d order torture again, yet those specialists that followed his orders remain in jail.

      2. JustAGuy says:

        m from m, you are NOT the arbitrator of what should be kept secret. Besides, that’s NOT for Manning to decide. If he’s convicted, he will be executed.

  21. BigDaddy557 says:

    Anybody happen to notice a striking resemblance between Bradley Manning and Mad Magazine’s Alfred E. Neuman?

    1. JustAGuy says:

      Don’t insult Alfred E Neuman that way!

  22. M from M says:

    The pilots who shot and laughed at civilians being killed from a far distant spot are the traitors and the people who stand up as whistle-blowers are the heroes. Those that would continue to kill innocents at the behest of the liars in our leadership when shown evidence that there were no WMD’s are no better than the Nazi SS troops.

    1. Darren Michael says:

      Well said…

    2. Hojo says:

      How many people died as a result of the secrets this guy let out? A large number of people, and they are still being hunted down and killed. This guy is a murderer. He is just like the left wing National Socialist Workers Party of Germany (Nazis). The left is EVIL and is trying to protect their own murderous people. M from M, you make me sick.

    3. Alan Biggs says:

      You mean the Kennedy’s right?

  23. Michael says:

    This is torture, and what will it accomplish?
    I just thank God every day for the complete and total economic collapse of the USA so the vindictive commenter’s and their families on this thread get what they deserve for being immoral people. The economic collapse will also end the bogeyman wars.

    1. johnjohn says:

      Are you from Westboro?

  24. Mannie says:

    Probably a suicide attempt, or something that could be interpreted as one.

    We don’t want him to die in confinement. We want him to stand trial, then rot to death in prison.

  25. Phillip says:

    He gets what he deserves. He has this to look forward to for the rest of his sad life that he chose for himself. He has two outcomes to look forward to: life in prison or death. Have fun with that.

  26. Rich says:

    Manning is a HERO for what he did! Revealed obamASS to be the biggest liar and WORSE commander in chief we have EVER had, and Hillary is second place. THose two have LIED to our allies and has caused our credibility to lessen to a point of possible no return to being a trustful nation. obamASS and Hillary should be in the cell, not the one who exposed thier LIES and deceptions!

    1. Darren Michael says:

      Yes sir…I like it…

  27. Cpm says:

    What? They took away his pink onesie?

  28. Doug says:

    It would save a lot of time to hang him now.

  29. Count Yob says:

    So? I sleep naked by choice. It’s usually more comfortable.

  30. Galut1 says:

    Yes this individual needs to be held to account for giving out classified info …but this is not the right way to handle it . he hasn’t even been thru a trial yet . putting him an demeaning situation is not proper justice. certianly if convicted – significant prison time is in order.

  31. Tanya says:

    The point right now is that he has not been convicted, he hasn’t even been brought to trial. It’s been a long time and he has been held in solitary confinement for months, which is actually considered torture when it’s done over a period of time, legally considered torture by the Geneva Convention. If you want him punished, in a nation of laws – and laws we all are supposed to believe in and have fought for, then you abide by those laws and punish someone AFTER they have been convicted. Place him on trial, and THEN punish him appropriately according to the law. If we don’t do this, then we are no better than a Banana Republic – a nation that won’t abide by it’s OWN laws. So what are we? No matter your feelings on what he did (and I personally find it reprehensible), the more pressing issue now is if we are a nation of laws or not. If we aren’t, what are we, and what have we become?

    1. Jim M says:

      Sorry to burst your bubble Tanya, but the Geneva Convention does not apply to this guy. Possibly, pending trial, he should be turned over to an humane intermediary, like the Taliban for example.

  32. NAM68USMC says:

    Ya mean they let him sleep?


    The last place in America you wanna be is in a Marine Corps Brig! Hooraa!


    1. john mcClane says:

      Thanks fa de advice.

  33. Hill DeWolfe says:

    Since this Private is accused of aiding the enemy (and of this he should be delighted – it would have been possible to charge him with treason), he doesn’t really get to pick what happens to him in the near term. Confinement at Quantico may prove to be preferable to whatever Federal prison he is ultimately sent to. Not all federal correction facilities qualify as “Club Fed”. Frankly, if I were him, i would just relax. The civilian lawyer he has won’t, in the end, do him much good, except to misunderstand the UCMJ and make what, under its provisions, inane remarks. This guy is toast, and SHOULD be.

  34. Anon says:

    Why hasn’t he been executed?

  35. Jim M says:

    Shoot the S.O.B. That would neither be “torture”, nor degrading.

  36. Fred D. Williard says:

    He could have been summarily executed for what he did under the UCMJ. I’ll bet he doesn’t have that smarmy smile on his face anymore.

  37. Darren Michael says:

    Disgusting…what happened to America being the beacon of freedom…

  38. bill says:

    Dear Fellow Conservatives

    Please read the article, he is “not” on suicide watch. The liberals are trying to shame us by treating him badly. He should be killed as soon as possible. Maybe a guard will take matters into his own hand and bash him to death. This is what he deserves and this is what I pray to Jesus for every night. DON’T LET OBAMA FOOL YOU!

    He deserves to DIE – Obama wants him to suffer so he can blame the right, If you can join me in praying for a guard to bash him to death that is great


    1. donmallory says:

      Semper Fi your keister. Now I know why they call you people “Jar-heads”…Better suited would be s……t heads. How about coming up with some concrete proof & facts which will come out in a kangaroo court military trial before you condem this soldier. You all form opinions at the word of a news release & make up your already closed little minds. Is it any wonder we a a nation that is stuck on stupid with the like of you billy goats.

      1. Dan says:

        Aw, come on. Give him a fair trial, find him guilty, then pour honey over his body and tie him down over an army-ant mound (or perform some other cool “real” torture). He started his own martyrdom; let’s finish it. Seven billion people on this rock; he can be replaced and won’t be missed long.

      2. OneProudMarine says:

        Don, your comments regarding United States Marines is completely out of order. As we would say in the Corps, ‘You wouldn’t make a pimple on a dead Marine’s ass!’. Wake up and smell the roses. Approximately one in seven Americans have or are serving in the military. A very small percentage of them ar Marines. We’re saving your sorry ass and the morons who think like you. The world is nothing like you perceive it. Get a grip.

  39. The Bert says:

    I’ve slept naked for over 30 years. What’s the problem.

  40. John Johnson says:

    You people are the kind of idiots that would impeach Bush.

  41. Darren Michael says:

    Wow, no wonder the whole world hates America, what a bunch of ignorant war mongering fascists…

    1. Shinea says:

      Most of the world doesn’t hate America. It’s mostly those Americans who never had to do anything for their country but pop out of their mothers who hate the US.

  42. George says:

    Wow, conservatives are cancer. This country needs chemotherapy.

    1. Dan says:

      oh baby, give me some chemical therapy. I got some cells that I want to destroy. Let me sit on the porch and kill off some of these brain cells. This vacuous topic pushes me to it.

  43. Dennis says:

    His mental state has deteriorated? Gee, cry me a river. He is a traitor and his fate should lie at the end of a rope. Hopefully, soon.

  44. gstefan says:

    There is no way that Manning had access to everything that is being linked. He was not privy to 95% of it. The Administration is trying to scapegoat him because he is all they have. They have kept him away from lawyers and others concerned about his welfare. The administration does not want to be embarrassed by the fact that they do not know who is leaking most of the wiki leaks stuff

  45. BannedByHuffpo says:

    :What? Me worry?”

    You’d better, you stupid little twerp.

  46. You says:

    Innocent until proven guilty except, of course, if a woman decides to make a rape accusation against a man, whether valid or not. Then, he will be arrested, thrown in jail and assumed to be guilty unless proven innocent or unless the women is found to have lied.

    1. donmallory says:

      What the hell does one have to do with the other? Did you do time for being wrongly accused of bung-holing a lady in the back seat of an old used car.

  47. FN Cee says:

    This guy’s incarceration makes me weep … someone should have just identified him as a reporter and sent him over to the other side … they would just lop of his head for “news” value … and that would be the end of it …

  48. Barbara says:

    They ought to hang him from the ceiling by his pen!s. That’d teach him a lesson. Hopefully it would kill the traitor too!

  49. HyenaKiller says:

    TRAITOR is getting what he has coming to him. I hope he SUFFERS!!

  50. MyronE Zorger says:

    Stupid usmc!
    Good for fodder only!

    1. JWW says:

      As a Marine i’m just a little bit offended by this comment but because I have helped preserve your right to your comments i’ll just say your welcome.

  51. Vince Ross says:

    This guy is a hero. Have you seen the copter video? He will be punished by the warfare state and may spend the rest of his life in a US gulag, but he is a true friend of liberty. Only enemies of freedom fear disclosure.

  52. cjs says:

    LMAO – this”solider” looks like a liberal. (we all know the look)

    Also…he was oh so close to seeing “Don’t ask, don’t tell” lifted. Then he could have served with “pride” instead of betraying (allegedly) the country that gave him best opportunity the world has to offer.

    Buckle up America. With the liberals and muslims on the same side, sharing their desire to see our country destroyed…it’s going to be a bumpy ride!

  53. LEROY the machocist says:



    1. Dan says:

      Oh god that’s the worst. Shrinkage. I hate it when it shrivels down to only 7 inches. THAT is real torture.

  54. Yep! says:

    Officials report that as soon as Manning is matched with an appropriate prison cellmate, these restrictions will be lifted and all monitoring of his cell will cease.

    The government is working hard to finalize their decision as soon as possible; the finalists are: the Arizona shooter Jared Loughner, Charles Manson, and Julian Assange (may be more punishment for Assange than for Manning).

    Jeffrey Dahmer had been on the list as a very appropriate cellmate until it was noticed Dahmer had at last received punishment fitting his crimes.

    Nominations are still open for other appropriate cellmates…

  55. LEROY the machocist says:



    Do they tell the female guards about shrinkage?

    1. waxer says:

      Shrinkage that’s what will break him.

      Get him nude in a cold room and let the guards laugh at his little soldier!

      Let’s start this at gitmo

  56. ve says:

    Why isn’t he being executed?

  57. Jimmy Folkvar says:

    to the people that claim he is a traitor, who did he betray? to the people that say he should be put to death, why?

    this man did nothing but expose our gov’ts corruption and wicked lies…I cant believe that people still believe that being a patriot means you are loyal to the FED.


  58. Chris says:

    I sleep naked every night and I am not being punished.

  59. Shinea says:

    The Military-Industrial Complex is torturing him to get information. Next they are going to call him bad names until he cries! OH, THE HUMANITY! If they can’t break him … I guess they’ll have to look on wikileaks to get what they want to know.

  60. Fizzman says:

    What’s the big deal. I sleep nekkid all the time!

  61. SirGareth says:

    How is it that the punishment is administered before the trial? Where is the presumption of innocence? I’m not certain this man hs done anything bet betray the corruption of the power elite

    The New York Times has done far worse in betraying the security of our soldiers – why isn’t the editor stripped naked and thrown in
    a hole until we try him – oh hes a commie so I guess he’s ok

  62. bigbiz2 says:

    I always like this bs “innocent til proven Guilty” If a person is innocent then why would an innocent person be booked into jail first then go to court? And when a person is found innocent does he get paid for being arrested in the first place??NO

  63. dwg says:

    i think what he did is terrific. the more information out there, the better. period. maybe if we knew leaks like this would happen regularly, we’d think more before going to war. no secrets = no chance of success, right? isn’t that why you’re all calling this guy a traitor? good for him, good for assange.

    1. Dan says:

      What _WikiLeaks_ did is terrific. What Manning did, though, is despicable. There’s a difference. He knew the rules; he violated the trust; he now pays the price.

  64. walter bellhaven says:

    Boo Hoo, he should enjoy being naked all the time. That’s what his ilk enjoy isn’t it?

  65. SteveThomas says:

    Who cares. If it was up to me the traitorous little pufter would be sleeping in the bottom of a latrine.

  66. nlps says:

    You can tell just by looking at him and that simpish smile that he’s totally 100% gay!

    1. Dan says:

      Hey, lay off his sexual preferences. Just ’cause he enjoys the ole’ manmeat up the pooper doesn’t make him a bad person – it just makes him a polesmoker; a “Barney Frank wannabe.” There’s nothing wrong with being light in the loafers. Personally, I like tree knotholes, but that doesn’t make me a traitor. Manning’s desire for big thick sausages down his throat doesn’t make him guilty or deserving of punishment.

      1. Alan Biggs says:

        It just makes him a Al Frankin fan…

  67. UCMJ says:

    904. ART. 104. AIDING THE ENEMY
    Any person who–
    (1) aids, or attempts to aid, the enemy with arms, ammunition, supplies, money, or other things; or
    (2) without proper authority, knowingly harbors or [protects or gives intelligence to or communicates or corresponds with or holds any intercourse with the enemy, either directly or indirectly;
    shall suffer death or such other punishment as a court-martial or military commission may direct.

    1. UCMJ says:



    2. Hojo says:

      Liberals have a hard time understanding facts UCMJ. They foam at the mouth and become crazy when you try to educate them.

  68. Jay says:

    Truth is treason in an empire of lies

  69. Iscariot says:

    Okay, let him transfer to a prison in controlled by Castro, Chavez or Kadaffy Duck.

  70. wjm2011 says:

    Vince Ross wrote “This guy is a hero. Have you seen the copter video? He will be punished by the warfare state and may spend the rest of his life in a US gulag, but he is a true friend of liberty. Only enemies of freedom fear disclosure.”
    Daniel Morgan wrote “The Constitution grants the government and military the authority to classify information to which the 1st Amendment and FOIA does not apply. Transparency is NOT a good thing when it comes to National Defense. ”
    I’m against the illegal war against Iraq. Saddam Hussein posed no threat to US national security; instead we are going broke as a nation to fund wars and military budgets we cannot afford. As to Afghanistan, we’ve been there long enough. As to Bradley Manning, good points have been raised regarding his duty to not disclose sensitive information, but too much material is classified and the American people have a right to know of atrocities committed by the troops. The video of the journalist’s party was disturbing because the recorded voices of the helicopter crew came across as absolutely enjoying killing of others and as being rather careless in defining friend from foe. At the same time, it did look like one of the journalist’s party was carrying an RPG.

    1. Elliott says:

      I have to ask you..who would you rather have to kill a terrorist? someone who abhors killing and isn’t very good at it or would you rather have the meanest, best trained and coldest guy on the planet pulling a trigger to save your sons?

      War is an ugly thing and we don’t send girly men to do the work. It speaks well of you that you revile it but I have to say GROW UP!! Heaven forbid that you be DISTURBED when your safety is at risk.

    2. Alan Biggs says:

      For ALL of you lefties and rinos out there, Killing Taliban and Muslims who are trying to kill Americans in ANY country or situation is a GOOD venture.
      3000 + Americans died because of Islamist “Religion of Peace” goat humping Mohammed worshipers.don’t like the west.
      I say kill more muslims.

  71. Charles says:

    Manning is not a political prisoner. He is not a whistleblower. He did not expose government corruption. Manning violated a number of articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice which governs members of the United States Military. It is based on the Constitution of the United States and the laws of the land. He probably had great fun playing spy vs. spy but now that the stark relaity of the consequences have come home he’s not happy. There are some secrets that should be kept secret. Too bad Manning. You will have your day in court and you will be convicted on the evidence. You deserve exactly what you will get.

  72. Dave says:

    Why is there so much hatred against fellow Americans in our country? Why do Republicans and Democrats hate each other so much? Internal unrest is a weapon that the enemy has successfully used against us, and as our leaders call it debate, we get nowhere with it. Here we are getting angry at each other, and using our hatred wrongfully. Why can’t we focus our ill will towards our enemy where it belongs? If we gave more attention to our children, families, and local problems our country would better itself so much faster. Don’t hate your fellow Americans…figure out what we can do to strengthen our country and lets go after those who hate and persecute us.

    -A soldier at Fort Bragg, NC

    1. Alan Biggs says:

      We ARE trying to rid the govt. of those who hate us.(Liberals).

  73. AK says:

    What’s the big deal? I have slept naked for 35 years.

  74. Buck Keely says:

    Forced….no one said he had to sleep…he chose to sleep.
    Heirloom Seeds, “How God plants His garden.”

  75. Nathan of Nevada says:

    One day while on Patrol in Iraq a young Army Intel Specialist was out rounding up” insurgents”. These Sunni.men were guilty of passing out political flyers that questioned where Malawi had misplaced untold amounts of American tax Dollars. When the translator and the Intel specialist tried to inform American officers what the flyer had said the officers panicked and just rounded them up faster.

    Maybe the best loved American on Earth, PFC Bradley Manning saw an opputunity to end the cruel stupidity of Americas War of Terror and is hopefully responsible for helping bring an end to the Stupidest thing America ever did which is get envolved in a civil war in Afghanistan.

    Uncle Sams misguided step children have been taught that their mission is to kill the ancient Isrealites (Pashtuns) instead of defending the Constitution of the United States. Worthless Jar Heads, Mannings loyalty was to the Constitution not your Israeli Chain of Command.

    Withdraw all US Troops from Muslim lands. Restore the Constitution, If the Marines can’t do it, the Patriots of America will get the job done.

    1. Getting Annoyed says:

      Nathan, you know we are sworn to defend America against enemies both foreign and DOMESTIC right? I can’t wait for you so called “Patriots of America” to step out of line and fall into the “domestic terrorist” category so I can crush you under the hell of my boot. You are a sorry excuse for an American.

      Additionally, what is your obsession with Israel?

      1. puddintame says:

        Spoken like a true Globalist lapdog. The sad truth is that he is spot on(though the ‘Patriots of America’ are unlikely to be able to do much to stop this) and your jackbooted nazi response proves he is right. The US military is nothing but a globalist tool. The MSM should have brought the wikileaks info to light long before Manning felt he had to. MSM is owned by the globalists so of course they wont.
        What Nathan at a high level espouses is Constitutional principals of keeping the US out of entangling alliances which we have welded ourselves into since the end of WW2. Disclosing ‘national security’ info(BTW have you actually read the wikileaks cables?) is a red herring. Just embarrassed the State dept which isnt a bad thing.

  76. sancho says:

    We should just ship this idiot to the middle east where they can torture him legally.

  77. DBTRN says:

    He can’t take his just reward like a man, he has to act like a child. Some soldier has to baby sit him because he continues to be unable to control his self destructive impulses. What a fairy.

  78. Fearless Bystander says:

    Without speculating on his guilt, I suspect that if someone told Manning a year ago that today, he would be sleeping naked in a building with a bunch of other guys, he would have been ecstatic.

  79. John says:

    Pfc. Bradley Manning should currently be charged with treason. He is accused of passing classified information to our enemies while on active duty. He actions have endangered the lives of our allies as well as our own soldiers. Don’t fool yourselves into believing the people we fight against are worthy of our mercy. Their leaders in the name of religion would have no problem ordering all of our deaths given the opportunity.

  80. Showdown says:

    Anyone with any corrections back ground understands that just the mention of suicide or saying that you feel like harming yourself will get your clothing taken away. You will have to wear a tear proof smock, if you’re lucking enough to get a smock, otherwise nothing is what you get. His keepers are responsible for keeping him alive at all cost. An Inmate can hang up in his or her cell using anything that can be placed around the neck or down the throat. A string or band from his or her under ware or made from a torn piece of material. There many ways the Inmates can and on some occasions do kill themselves. Hope he’s not a cutter, I’ve seen some bad ones who cut up. An Inmate being nude in his or her cell is usually justifiable and done for medical or Behavioral Health reasons. If you were a young solider facing the possibility of life behind bars, life as you know it is pretty much over. Sometimes it may seem cruel taking away someone’s clothing, but until you have had to cut down a person attempting suicide or who succeeded in committing suicide it is just as tragic for the Officers who have to try and save these people once cut down. If the reason for his being nude in his cell is a Medical or Behavioral reason, along the lines of suicide, then it’s a matter of individual privacy. CBS news is just looking for a story. This young man is going to do a lot of time in federal prison for his crime, if you want to do something for him, become his pen pal. His family will also suffer for his treason. Whoever schooled this young man on committing this crime against his country should be proud that they just ruined a young man’s life. No wife, no children and no country. This is truly sad.

  81. LS says:

    I say, give him his clothes back and also give him a rope, so he can hang himself.

  82. Ron Reale says:

    He’s allowed to SLEEP?
    He should be hanging from his scrotum, and no, he is not “innocent until proven guilty”.
    He is “guilty until hanged”.
    Ron Reale

  83. Ray Walker says:

    Come on, guys. They forgot to give him his boxers back one night, for crrying out loud. No, what he did does not require the death penalty; maybe 5 yrs in prison. Don’t know why this army guy is in a Marine brig. Had he been a Marine he wouldn’t have griped. They don’t give them wine and roses. His crime is because he was entrusted with top secret messages, a mistake the army made. He had no business with that job. He’s gay and now just wants us to think he’s persecuted for that. That’s BS. Had this been a major war with serious national consequences he would be executed. He’s just an idiot that got in the army.

  84. centrist_patriot says:

    I never say this to uniformed mercenaries. But thank you for your service, Pfc Manning. You are an absolute hero deserving of everyone’s admiration and respect. And of course, one of those medals of honor, usually given out for legitimizing acts against humanity. I will pray for you.

    1. Jab says:

      What country are you from?

  85. charls says:

    Trator sleeping Naked, ?? This guy is also a Liberal Gay guy right? This is doing him a favor as it should give BuBa easy access. Privite Punk ass has his junk flying in the breeze, thats a sad story. Buy the way he has admitted to taking this info on a Lady Gaga CD. If he admitted it what is there to prove.

  86. Vin says:

    William is right Burn this SOB alive as soon as possible.

  87. Awhiteman says:

    he is the hero…..bush and darth cheney are the liars and traders!

    1. Unaffiliated Voter says:

      Yeah? What do they trade in? Coffee? Tea?

      1. Dan says:

        Luke….Luuuke… you know the truth… come to the dark side… Luuuke… my son…

        OOPS! Did I spoil that for anyone? Sorry

  88. johnnyzip says:

    Judging from the comments to this article, I have less respect for many of those commenting than I do for Pfc. Bradley. Reading these comments only reinforces my belief in the failure of the American public education system. The vilensss and disrespect for human life shown in these comments makes those who “pray” for his death even more evil than Pfc. Bradley. Doesn’t Christianity have something to say about “judge not, lest you be judged?” Yet @William “prays to Jesus” every night that a guard will “bash his head in.” If “God” made mankind in his likeness, he really effed up badly.

    1. rascal says:

      zippy the pin head you don’t care about whats in the bible until you can use to end an argument you can’t win so don’t go wagging this you christian thing around. Really this Bradley guy should have done the christian thing and kept his oath it’s in the bible read it

      1. johnnyzip says:

        You are a perfect example of what I’m talking about. You aren’t intelligent enough to form a coherent sentence. The man is probably guilty of someting but It is up to the military and God to judge him, not you. Your parents would have been wise to have practiced birth control..

    2. Dan says:

      What’s “effed” mean? Is that shorthand for “effimanated?” Again, lay off his sexuality! If he wants to dress in little girls clothes, that’s his business

  89. Billy Collins says:

    He should be hung by the neck till dead in my honest opinion.

  90. ted409 says:

    no matter what this guy did he deserves to be treated according to the conditions of the geneva convention
    it wouldnt surprise me at all if this man is being abused. the military feels like they have carte blanche to do what they want anyway. like the natl guard taking peoples guns in katrina
    IF HE DID SUPPLY THE MATERIAL TO WIKILEAKS IM glad that some the stuff that has been devulged has come to the attention of the american people

    1. Mike hardy says:

      The Geneva Convention applies to wars DUH!

  91. nogard says:

    The poor baby! I’d hang him by his heels every night.

  92. Thom Thumb says:

    Spent two weeks in a Mexican jail for an auto accident that was allegedly my fault. I was in a cell with 7 other dudes. Spent the first 3 days and nights naked sleeping against a wall and with one hand covering my posterior private parts. I guess it’s OK because they are our friends….It wasn’t that big a deal. I’m sick of whimpy leftys and their BS fantasy ideologies. You make me puke! If you don’t like America and our system then just get out! Lot’s of room in the developing Europistan for you.

  93. Fluidizer says:

    The kid has more then earned the right to end this.
    Shoot him and be done with it.

  94. Homeric says:

    America is no longer America. It stands for greed, brutality, humiliation, death and destruction.

    Remember Shock and Awe.
    Remember Abu Graib.

  95. Kitti says:

    You don’t understand…..he is in the military and most of the constitution doesn’t apply to him. There isn’t really the whole innocent until proven guilty thing in the military. The military has there own way of doing thing and handling traitors. Not having any clothing on while sleeping will be the least of his worries soon.

  96. Michael says:

    It seems that the perverts who used to run Abu Ghraib are now running the show at the brig in Virginia. I’m curious about whether they are just following the orders of our Pervert in Chief. (The name has changed since Abu Ghraib, but the tactics seem about the same). It’s a shame that we’ve gone from a country where one is innocent until proven guilty, skipping over guilty until proven innocent, to now have a system where one is guilty as soon as accused, with no trial for over a year (or in the case of those in Guantanamo, for 10 years), and subject to punishments such as forced nakedness and solitary confinement.

  97. Real Rick says:

    If they think he might commit suicide with his clothes, THEN GIVE HIM HIS CLOTHES!!! You might want to toss in a 5′ length of rope too.

  98. Don Talenti says:

    This treatment is disgusting abuse, pure and simple. There is no medical reason. Psychiatric hospitals don’t force patients to sleep naked. My guess is they have women watching him to add to the stress. A female commander ordered a man to be left naked in prison. Abu Ghraib all over again. And they know they’ll get away with it, because our society is conditioned to disdain and disrespect men. Men’s bodies are seen as inherently less private than women’s, and male suffering is ignored. Imagine the outrage if a female soldier was held captive, and she was forced to sleep naked and then stand at attention naked.

    1. Dan says:

      Oh, I’d hate it if a woman watched me. Haaate it. Ah. Well. Disgusting. All “touching myself” and such. That would be… er… “stressful”… shame, disgust. Dirty. Erotic. We’d have to work out some “code word.”

  99. mso88 says:

    He’s a traitor who should be executed.

    1. Youdonthaveaclue says:

      he should be given a medal of honor and a high class prostitute.

  100. Jake McOllough says:

    I slept naked last night. I didn’t think it was very torturous.

  101. George Washington says:

    What a bunch of psycho patriots we have here. .

  102. rascal says:

    If you hate this country then you have never served to defend it

    1. john smith says:

      I served in the U.S. Army for 8 years (11Bang Bang)

      I despise this country, most of the people in it, and its government.

      1. Harold E Vincent says:

        It sounds more like you put in 8 years, but that you didn’t “serve” us or anyone else. If your term was so onerous, why did you spend 8 years? Were 7 of those spent for “bad time” by any chance? Or, as in the a-hole’s case, condition “A” brig time?
        Just curious.

      2. john smith says:

        5 years, OIF.

        Where did you serve Harold?

  103. Mahakala says:

    Give Manning a length of rope so he can do the honorable thing. Treason is a capital crime. Save the taxpayers some money and spare your parents the embarsement of a trail.

  104. bill says:

    There is still people in this country who believe there really is a “court of public opinion…I have never seen that in our constitution??? just so we all know there is no “PILL” for stupid…. Semper fi!!!!!!!

  105. Curious george says:

    The big deal is that jails are ice cold and this is where the tortue comes. Jailers are a bunch of sadistic sob’s and love to see inmates suffer. May the all rot in he’ll.

    1. Youdonthaveaclue says:

      i concur. Jailers are wussy kids who were made fun of and have a hard on for other peoples suffering because they received one too many wedgies in school.

  106. Blessed Mutha says:

    Those who repel any condemnation of “Private Howdy Doodie” don’t know the whole picture. He admitted to this PROUDLY as a protest to the don’t ask don’t tell snag (since he is one) and did this clearly with the intention to HURT his fellow soldiers (who knew he was out of the closet) there in Iraq and abroad. Well, since most of the information was mislabeled as Secret, it actually helped the USA by getting the truth out about these Middle Eastern leaders. BUT, his intention was still to do his country harm. It’s like a robber who points a gun to your head, squeezed the trigger only to hear “click” because he didn’t know it was empty. If it were loaded, you’d be dead. My sentence is dishonorable discharge, payback any enlistment bonuses with interest, revoke his US citizenship and place him in an apartment well into the DMZ in Baghdad with $100 in his panties. I’m sure he will be well received there as a cute boy who has a thing for the gear shift.

    1. john smith says:

      Evidently you know nothing about the Constitution of the United States.

      You should try reading it some time.

      1. whatajoke says:

        Oh scholar of the Constitution of the United States, what should we be looking for? Does it state that we can commit crimes and put lives in danger with reckless abandon? Clue me in.

  107. Ram says:

    China has a few things to learn from the US re. treatment of political prisoners.

  108. puddintame says:

    Manning is a hero. The US govt have always been criminals as are the non thinking minions that service it.

    1. Hojo says:

      Hero to the muslims maybe. In America he is a traitor that will be put to death under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. He knows this and that is why he had to have his clothing taken away, to keep him from killing himself. Why they are stopping him though? They should help him in his endeavor.

      1. Youdonthaveaclue says:

        hes not suicidal. He knows what he did was right. Only a fool would think it bad. Ooops! I guess i just pointed out what you are hojo….

      2. Hojo says:

        Keep watching the news. This guy signed up same as I did. We both submitted ourselves to the UCMJ. He broke the rules he agreed to follow. Feel free to look up what the UCMJ says about that. You can also scroll up, somebody posted it. Fool or now, the military follows a different set of rules wether you like it or not. Anybody that serves or has served knows the millitary is held to a higher standard than civilians. You might be right in civilian logic but the same does not cross over to military rules and regulations.

  109. B. R. says:


    1. Hojo says:

      Is that a threat that should be investigated? Death threats are punishable by law. I think I will report your comment.

      1. ILOVECAPSTOO says:

        Oh man, there are so many nutjobs commenting on here. I can’t wait for civil war to break out so I can reap whatever they are sowing. I will make a trophy necklace of all the tinfoil hats. Oh wait, these armchair critics who know nothing wouldn’t dare have the balls to do anything other than spew their idiocy on an anonymous forum.

        Cheers kids. Keep crying.

  110. Carri says:

    All the people commenting here about this man being a traitor. Pleeeeez! He hasn’t had even ONE day in court. It’s like you have no brain to think for yourself, but are being mind-controlled by the mainstream media. GET AWAY FROM THE TV, and try ONE TIME to think for yourselves. The government is using the unconstitutional “PATRIOT ACT” to haul this man (and all of us in the future) off to jail with no lawyer and no rights to one OR the legal system. All that stupid Janet Napolitano has to do is point her finger at you and CALL you a traitor, and off you go to Guantanamo with no lawyer, no trial. WAKE UP, DUMBOS!

    1. Soldier says:

      This is what Pvt Manning has to look foward to and is charged with violation of article 106A the Espionage act. Below is the direct UCMJ reference for the above mentioned.


    2. Soldier says:

      906. ART. 106. SPIES

      Any person who in time of war is found lurking as a spy or acting as a spy in or about any place, vessel, or aircraft, within the control or jurisdiction of any of the armed forces, or in or about any shipyard, any manufacturing or industrial plant, or any other place or institution engaged in work in aid of the prosecution of the war by the Unites States, or elsewhere, shall be tried by a general court-martial or by a military commission and on conviction shall be punished by death.

      906a. ART. 106a. ESPIONAGE

      (A) (1) Any person subject to this chapter who, with intent or reason to believe that it is to be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of a foreign nation, communicates, delivers, or transmits, or attempts to communicate, deliver, or transmit, to any entity described in paragraph (2), either directly or indirectly, any thing described in paragraph (3) shall be punished as a court-martial may direct, except that if the accused is found guilty of an offense that directly concerns (A) nuclear weaponry, military spacecraft or satellites, early warning systems, or other means of defense or retaliation against large scale attack, (B) war plans, (C) communications intelligence or cryptographic information, or (D) any other major weapons system or major element of defense strategy, the accused shall be punished by death or such other punishment as a court- martial may direct.

      Please tell me Bradly Manning doesn’t fall into either of these two catagories.. I especially like

      (A) (1) Any person subject to this chapter who, with intent or reason to believe that it is to be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of a foreign nation, communicates, delivers, or transmits, or attempts to communicate, deliver, or transmit, to any entity described in paragraph

  111. asc.pgh says:

    Manning (or his ACLU atty) might consider how many of us slept in the same clothes for weeks at a time doing the dirty work from which his little desk-job MOS provided protection. He was isolated then, so it ought not to be a surprise that he is isolated now.

    To those who’s hearts bleed for this traitor I offer the grim reality in which those who volunteered to carry out the military service for you, under any commander in chief. You have no idea of the endless description of sacrifice made on your behalf and the extreme violation of that trust this pinworm has committed.

    1. Snod says:

      Right on point but you must remember many Liberal Americans despise the military and get all giddy when damage is done. I would like to put the bleeding hearts into some of the intense positions I was in during my military service. I hope they fry this sorry excuse for a human.

  112. Snod says:

    This little criminal is the worst of the worst and should be treated so! He has most likely caused the brutal murders of informants in several countries and much damage to the U.S. and our allies. The only reason the MSM cares about him is because he is gay!

    1. Youdonthaveaclue says:

      I got the back of anyone who reveals the truth about this corrupt nation. It will fall anyways, dont worry. Soon you will be too worried about where to get your next meal as opposed to ranting and raving on a website.

      1. Snod says:

        I am ready bring it on! We will see where turd burglars like you go.

  113. Biteme Traitor says:

    Poor widdle traitor. Him’s gots a sad.

  114. Kat says:

    OK– So he had to sleep naked 1 nite Big whoop. It’s been exposed and we all know. This is PROOF that The USA is a Great Country.

    So Now what? Should we let him Go LOL.

    He Needs to be put away or Shot

  115. john smith says:

    These comments are an exercise in stupidity.

    On one hand, you have the loony Jesus nuts who misspell every other word, praying to some invisible sky zombie to kill Manning.

    On the other hand, you have nutty leftists whining about compassion.

    Lets face facts: Manning is in the brig because he revealed information that made the USG look bad. He exposed their criminal actions and underhanded tactics. Does this crime warrant death? No. But that does not matter to those in power who he embarrassed.

  116. jo says:

    if anyone is to blame it is Obama, he is commander in chief and the dirt bag’s commander. Second, in the military you have no rights, its not like civilian life, there is an entire set of rules that govern your life.

  117. mm says:

    paying taxes is serving my country macho man.

    1. Rich Barrett says:

      Paying taxes is NOT serving your country as it’s compulsive for everyone to do to earn a wage as a citizen.

      What military personnel do is GIVE their lives to the country, to be used by the country as it sees fit. A military contract strips you of the freedoms and liberties afforded everyday citizens such as yourself -> to serve is a sacrifice.

      If you have not given up outside of what is freely expected of every citizen then you have not served this country. I was in the first Gulf “War” (no congressional declaration of war as required by the constitution) -> how bout yourself mm?

    2. olegunny says:

      Nah man you never severed you country, paying taxes out of you welfare check is not severing.

  118. Not Fooled says:

    It sickens me all the Soviet style propaganda coming from the White House. Clearly Libs posing as Christians and conservatives trying to destroy all that is good. Liberals are perverts, liars and thieves. It is thier way of life. I know, my family is made of them.

  119. cmalloy says:

    @Divercity, Americans do not pray for death, even those who have betrayed our country. It is a penalty I agree with yet it saddens me to see a life be extinguished. Those who rejoice in the death of another are no better than the crime that caused a valid execution.
    Americans believe in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, we believe in LIFE. No I’m not a liberal activist I’m a firm conservative who does not believe this Marines actions are traitorous to The American PEOPLE, for which this government stands. He has brought in truth and slapped the faces of those who lied, what he did may be considered wrong, but it seems like we found our modern Jack Bauer here. Doing the wrong thing for the right reason is heroic and I commend him.

    1. pablo says:

      What truth did he expose? None you jerk. He exposed our National Security Secrets! How to defend our western allies etc…THAT is heroic to you? I guess you are just shooting your mouth off and have no idea the extent of what he did…good fo you brutha man. LOL!!!

  120. john smith says:

    So I see the Democrats like to deprive soldiers who are accused of crime. BUT NO, these Marxists like to cri=ush the US Constitution on the head of a soldier citizen. Cild Sleeping nakred is a form of torture unless he requested such. That one alone should tke the Presidency. Where are you Republican defendrs. of the Constitution????

  121. Roocifer says:

    Yeah, Bernard, cause stripping someone naked is totally the same as murdering innocent women and children in the name of religion and oppressing minorities and women with an iron fist. You’re sooo right. Oh, and, really intelligent.

  122. Charlie Harper says:

    This kid is probably thinking of himself as a Robin Hood kind of character, but you can be sure the US DOJ does not see it that way at all. They are going to make his life as miserable as possible and make sure everyone knows about it. That should reduce the number of future offenders.

    1. Youdonthaveaclue says:

      You mean, “Future defenders of our constitution”. An offender, would be someone like you, who would be too much of a wussy to stand up for your nation. If your a military ant who cant see right from wrong, then it is you who deserves to be in the brig. While those who try and get the truth out, should be praised above all else.

      1. Charlie Harper says:

        I presume you are a Republican, because no one else would be so obnoxious. If you think joining the US Army, and then committing treason is the best way to bring about change, please don’t let me stop you. Good luck.

    2. Garpin says:

      He may well think himself “Robin Hood”. In reality, as it turns out, he is the apple.

  123. Josephus Hap says:

    He should not have made public the crooks that are ruling the nation.
    That fun is supposed to be reserved for the Last Judgement

  124. Bernie Prater says:

    he should be set free and make him wear a shirt that say i am a tratior on his back

    1. Youdonthaveaclue says:

      By letting his country know that his country’s gov and military are corrupt, how does that make him a traitor? It makes him a hero you silly right wing nutcase.

  125. midwestnorwegian says:

    Let’s hope he was water boarded and fed a diet of worms as well.

  126. Robert says:

    Given the high profile nature of this case and the common usage of the clothing removal practice in prison settings the idea that this is some kind of torture is nonsense. Manning’s lawyer bringing it up is nothing more than a transparent, cynical play for sympathy. It is of course directed at the crowd that will immediately assume the worst of America and the U.S Military. Those who would say America is worse than the Taliban for example.

  127. Denver says:

    quote, WikiLeaks Suspect Forced To Sleep Naked In Brig

    Well, he is a traitor to his nation. We used to waste no time stretching their necks.

  128. hoppy says:

    this is common treatment to prevent suicide. Clothing may be used as a rope.

    1. Youdonthaveaclue says:

      he was not placed on suicide watch, read the article before you comment dummy.

      1. hoppy says:

        i didnt say he was moron.

  129. d says:

    give the dude a diaper for wear.

  130. Philip B Kirschner says:

    To All you idiots who think Private Manning deserves this treatment, please bare in mind that he still not adjudicated by a court of law. Even in the Millitary you are entitled to a coiurt martial and convicition before this. As far as I am concerned, until our government is pulled out from the globalist idiots, this will continue. Assaange, to me is a hero. All he did was expose corrutption of both BUSH and OBAMA. And proved that the constitution is usless because it was gutted by BUSH and OBAMA. Wake UP, stop and fight the TSA grope downs, refuse they touchey feely searches, and remeber the dollar is being demised, our jobs outsourced by private companies recieving tax breaks for sending jobs overseas, all this in the name of the new world order. Alex Jones of infowars.com and Charlie Sheen is right.

  131. Youdonthaveaclue says:

    I think he should be given a medal of honor. People have a right to know the horrific things our gov and military do. America is the prostitute used by other nations to carry out atrocious acts. I commend this man for doing what he did, and I hope to see him live a long, happy, well paid life after his release from the American military slave minds. If i was this man, and in his same position, i would have done exactly what he did. People have a right to know!
    Just like 9/11 was a demolition created by it s very own american gov. Gotta dig through the media fed lies to find the truth people.

    1. Soldier says:

      Wow, you are a very poorly misguided individual. Bradly Manning is a Traitor plain and simple by every definition of the word. Pvt Manning copied an entire top secret database and presented this data to our enimies. This data was then used to kill popular opinion and to discredit the United States. This was an act that was by it’s very design and how it was handled suppost to hurt the United States. This constitutes an act of Treason. Though Bradly’s direct actions he put numerous CIA, FBI, NSA, DEA, agents who are protecting the very freedoms we enjoy in harms way. This is totally unacceptable and should be dealt with in a very harsh and inhumane mannor. Bradly is not a Hero, he is a terrorist and should be dealth with in accordance to the laws governing terrorism. Just like orders in the army. If you superior gives you an unlawful order that places someone elses life at risk or is against the law, you have the duty and obligation to question that order and not to follow it. Some people would argue that this is exactly what Bradly did. I am going to argue that by Bradly’s actions he may have disclosed a corrupt government, however he put a whole nation as risk in the process. Two wrongs never create right we all learned this in grade school, or at least we should have.

  132. Mike_88 says:

    Oh poor baby. Not!

  133. Military Tortures says:

    The US military always practices torture when they are forcing an untrue confession. What’s new here?

    1. Kat says:

      Wow– If I was ever tortured — This is the torture i’d want —

      You Have Idea what torture is.

  134. worldfullofidiots says:

    Marines know how to run a Brig. They do want to risk this dirtbag choking himself to death with his underwear or something else to prevent the US military from prosecuting him for violating his oath of service and also his security clearance non-disclosure agreement that he signed thus understanding the consequences. I guess liberals do not believe in any type of individual responsibility for actions that cause damage and loss of life. We will never truly know the entire story but i would imagine that the Damage Report will be bigger that the the book War and Peace!

    1. Alan Biggs says:

      Ted Kennedy was a prime example of what you just stated. Well put.

  135. Drew says:

    As much as Americans deserve to know the truth there is a fine line between truth and national security. This kid should be treated like a spy considering his actions put our troops in danger. If you don’t think they do then you don’t know a thing about the people our troops are going against. Remember the Abu Dhabi incident when stupid MP’s took pictures of the abuses they were doing in the prison? I clearly do. I was in Iraq serving as an infantryman when that story broke and guess what happened almost immediately after that hick-up. Beheadings of anyone associated with our country exploded and can still probably be found on the internet. So for all you truth seekers out there remember there is always a price to pay for the truth.

  136. Rich Barrett says:

    Prior to my reply to mm, I had typed an excellent post about my thoughts and feelings on this subject: a very PRO Manning opinion. I posted but it never appeared. I posted my reply which showed immediately, the I retyped what I originally wanted to say including an extra paragrpah to get past the “ooops, looks like you already submitted that” error.

    What’s the deal? Does CBS Baltimore have some kind of censor code where certain keywords will flag a post? I didn’t use profanity or trash other submitters … hmmmmm.

    1. David from San Diego says:

      Same thing happened to me and I’m very irritated that the time I spent on my post was WASTED.

  137. conjuice says:

    Aww… Boo friggin’ hoo!! This guy is going to be executed for treason anyways.

  138. cindinator says:

    The Chinese shoot people in the head for doing less and then bill the family for the bullet. In this instance of treason, that works for me.

  139. Marcus says:


    If you’re going to pretent to be a conservative so you can portray us as blood thirsty Jesus freaks, try starting with something less conspicuous than, “Dear Fellow Conservatives.”

    Leftists have no intellectual honesty whatsoever.

  140. DigitalBob says:

    Little Bradley has come out as being gay BTW.

  141. DigitalBob says:

    This little b!tch is lucky he is still alive. He should be shot for treason.

  142. Curt says:

    If he’s guilty of the charges, he’s being treated far better than what he deserves.

  143. Wolfman says:

    We need Lyndie England more than ever now!

  144. deowll says:

    Now let’s see. Obama said that Bush was sick bleep for water boarding and two years later he’s doing this. Change you can believe in? Sure Bush is out and Obama is in but when it comes to treating prisoners in a humane manner, what change?

  145. Soldier says:

    If it were up to me.. He would have never made the Jail. I would have taken him and dropped him in the Virunga region of the congo with nothing but a parachute. If he survived the trek out then he deserved to live.. If he died on the way out nature served it’s purpose.

    Just my personal opinion.

  146. Mrs. Bush says:

    Bush & Cheney are the ones that need to be behind bars.

  147. BenDover says:

    Treason is treason is treason. the redhot poker up his down spout was a god idea. Or just spring him out of solitary and let the big bubba muscle punks pound his wiki till it leaks.

  148. George C. says:

    I mentioned this to Jerry S. during lunch…Between bites of his sandwich, he said…
    “that’s a shame.”

  149. Jeb Stuart says:

    This peep-smoker probably likes it.

  150. Tim says:

    i sleep naked all the time!

  151. BB says:

    Army = vindictive abusive idiots who value blind obedience over any other attributes, especially freedom of thought and action. The Army will go at all lengths to make you into a group meld zombie. Fortunately, they couldn’t do this to the college grads and inner city kids that they drafted for Vietnam. Their fierce desire for independence almost destroyed the Army’s control of its troops.

    1. LTCB says:

      Go live in some other country if you hate this one so much.

  152. irishsmile says:

    Who cares if he sleeps in the buff. His victims sleep in graveyards.

  153. belzebub says:

    Al Gore sleeps naked. And that is really disturbing.

    1. David from San Diego says:

      Thanks for ruining my dinner.

  154. Zoopet says:

    Oh Boo Freaking Hoo. He is a traitor. Hang him.

  155. Jon says:

    So why is a government for the people and by the people keeping secrets from the people? I think pvt manning did a good service to his country by showing the people the truth about the war… Or are we too dumb to handle it?

    They are going to scramble his brain in solitary.

  156. Denise Auchmoedy-Bundy says:

    THANK GOD we have people like Manning, Daniel Ellsberg, Lt. Ehren Watada and dozens more who ended up in jail for uncovering what was ILLEGAL to keep secret. The more the Americans scream “traitor” the more the entire world is convinced that there are not enough psychiatrists in the USA.

    Cameron had better got off the pot and get Manning back to GB as a British citizen…

  157. NoMoreMrNiceGuy says:

    His mental state has deteriorated during his more than eight months at Quantico Duhhhh
    That is why it is called the Brig. You know his so called friend can be called his life partner now that they have suspended article 125 of the UCMJ.

  158. gc says:

    In the arena of national secrets, you can either keep the secrets or not. Those who are hired as soldiers..special ops forces…messengers..diplomats..you name it…just like the police…sometimes have to be skilled liars, con artists, assassins, counter spy…triple agents..

    1. gc says:

      SORRY HIT SEND BY MISTAKE…The arena of the spy, secret agent, conspirator doesn’t translate into anyone’s idea of “NORMAL”.

      “Loose Lips Sink Ships” is a reminder not to mess with national secrets.

      He’s a hero to those who wish to see this country fall further into disrespect. They are self deceived as to the normal way that ALL COUNTRIES operate. Yes, he aired some dirty laundry because he is a fool. He behaved in a way that helps our enemies probably because another fool talked him into doing it. The net effect isn’t “freedom for the oppressed”…it’s merely a PR victory for our enemies. He helped people who want to kill you and your family as dead as they can get you. And you want to make HIM your hero? You don’t deserve the freedom you have, if that’s the case.

  159. jo says:

    Prime example of why gays should not be allowed in the military.

  160. nate J says:

    So this is happening under OBAMA? WOW! I thought he was going to undo all the injustice of the BUSH administration!

  161. LTCB says:

    You all need to get things straight in your reporting and headlines. The article clearly states he’s allowed to sleep in his skivvies. As to the Brig, that is a Navy or Marine Corps incarceration facility,the Army does not call it a Brig. It’s a Confinement Facility. As to his guilt, or not, try not judging until the evidence is heard in court. I don’t condone these actions if he did the stuff he’s accused of. I can tell you for a fact that the people who released the pictures of the prison in Iraq directly cost US lives. I don’t know if that’s the case here. Try the other guy too.

  162. David from San Diego says:


  163. Patriot says:

    Stupid man He should struck a deal strait with Izrael not with Assange But Izrael know how to protect his crimes

  164. eris says:

    I cannot believe some of the comments left here. You people are disgusting and an embarrassment.

  165. Sam Pensky says:

    I think he is a hero for exposing he lying corrupt pieces of filth we have running our world governments including America. If they did nothing wrong, they have nothing to hide.

  166. Cheyl Willams says:

    One day people will realize Mr. Manning is a hero. I want to thank him for what he did GOD BLESS YOU BRADLEY A TRUE AMERICAN HERO.

    1. Snod says:

      You have to take your meds now!

  167. Mikey De says:

    I’m hereby volunteer to participate in pvt Mannings eventual firing squad. I have been a capital punishment opponent all my life but this guys idea that he should decide what Govt secrets to make public is treason. Who in hell put that idea in his head should be tied to the next post and shot as well. The govt keeps secrets to keep us all safe from misguided people whose religion exhorts them to kill innocents, in the name of their God.

    1. Snod says:

      I want to hang the little turd burglar!

  168. deb says:

    I thnk he is a traitor, but we should not leave anyoe naked. This treatment lowers the USA in the eyse of the world.

  169. marcus lamberticus says:

    What I don’t understand is why CBS reported this. The guy is forced to sleep in his underpants (not naked as the headline says), is this a new form of torture or something?

    I just don’t get it, where’s the story, why was this reported, why does this reporter even have a job?

    I can see his next big headline “Woman makes husband sleep on couch”…….Oh the humanity

  170. trooper101 says:

    We have some blind pig headed crack heads on this site that will jump & run at the sound of the government’s voice or a headline without getting the facts, all the facts first. Are you so brainwashed, ignorant or both. I remember you clown when I was in Jump school. Tough dudes who s…..t their pants when it came time to hook up. Cried like babies for their mommy’s. I salute this person if he let out leaks about our crooked government & only wish we had him when that POS Bush, Cheney & Rumsfeld were lying to Americans about the war in Iraq & WMD.

  171. SGT, US Army says:

    His guilt, or innocence, has no direct correlation to how he is treated within confinement. Before you judge what is being done within Military Brigs, read the manual. (http://www.navybmr.com/SECNAVINST%2016409.html)
    If found guilty, his actions have more to do with putting his fellow soldiers, and those that are helping keep us alive, in danger. Everyone wants to concentrate on the political aspects of what happened, but what about those of us who spend our days in the line of fire. More was posted than political figures dark secrets, but how we respond to certain threats and the counter-measures that we use to stop those threats. So, while you are praying for the higher politics to suffer, whether it’s the right or the left. Remember, that his actions have resulted in the unnecessary death and injury of US Personnel serving within the combat zones.

    1. Policy

    d. Prisoners who have threatened suicide or have made a
    suicide gesture but are found fit for confinement may be placed
    within special quarters under continuous observation while in
    the category of suicide risk. CO/OIC/CPOIC may direct removal
    of prisoner’s clothing when deemed necessary. Prisoner must be
    under observation of a supervisor of the same sex. Closed
    circuit television may be installed at a limited number of cells
    for observation, although cross gender monitoring is not

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