Bradley Manning would be overwhelmingly better off in a civilian court. Do you really think there is any way the U.S. Army is going to admit wrongdoing in this case and absolve Manning of any crimes? Of course not. This entire trial is going to be about the Army proving they did no wrong, and trying to portray Manning as a "closeted homosexual" with a craving for "notoriety."
And what's worse, is that the charges against Manning are bogus altogether. He has been accused by the U.S. Government of dumping state secrets "into the lap of the enemy." I'm sorry, but wasn't Manning delivering this information, information on war crimes committed by the very Army our tax dollars go to subsidize, to the AMERICAN PEOPLE? I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure we AREN'T the enemy.
Not to mention the high level of secrecy surrounding the case (only proving that the Army has something to hide), which makes it next to impossible for average citizens to actually know and understand what is going on. No major news outlets are covering the story.
If Manning were to be tried in a civilian court and judged by a jury of his peers (peers being WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES, the 'enemy' he just so happened to aid) there is absolutely NO QUESTION in my mind that he would be found innocent.
However, in order to maintain the integrity of the obviously corrupt military-industrial complex, he will be stifled, suppressed, and tried in a military court.
His future will be determined by the same people who mercilessly kill civilians for sport, who have no regard for human life, and who portray the United States as a ruthless, backwards, monstrous bully to the rest of the world.
Proud to be an American. #not
No he wouldn't. He's a traitor to our nation and regardless of who try's him he will suffer for his crimes. However this question is completely ere-levant since he is a member of the United armed forces and thus subject to the Untied armed forces laws and jurisdiction. End of argument. To say that if he was in a civilian court he would be set free based on the idea that the "big bad evil military" would never let this good saint of a man go because their trying to silence him or some BS is complete conspiracy, bigotry ludicrous stupidity. Bradley manning broke the law. He betrayed his nation. No matter what type of bs spin you try to play our there about how he "awoke the sheeple retarded American public to evils in the war it will NEVER change the that fact. He knew the law, he broke it, now he's going to get what he deserves. Which should be a rope around his neck and a fast drop.