Targeting: The President of the United States Started by: CODEPINK Private Bradley Manning, a 22 year old intelligence analyst with the US Army, stands accused of disclosing a classified video of American troops shooting civilians from an Apache helicopter. New evidence links Manning to the Afghan War Logs posted on WikiLeaks this week. He faces up to 52 years in jail. The whistleblower behind the Vietnam era’s Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg, has called Mr. Manning a “hero”.
We believe that without the efforts of people like Bradley Manning who risk prosecution to show the truth, the information we need to hold our government accountable may never be made public.
WikiLeaks' founder says that the latest leak reveals "evidence of war crimes." Yet just after the WikiLeaks release, Congress approved another $37 billion for the war in Afghanistan.
No soldiers involved in the videotaped killings of civilians have faced charges.
No top-level officials in the Bush and Obama administrations have been held accountable, or even investigated, for their roles in potential war crimes. But whistleblower Bradley Manning sits in jail in Kuwait.
Join us in telling President Obama to pardon Bradley Manning. He deserves to come home with the rest of the troops in Iraq at the end of August.