White House web site posts new Bradley Manning petition

4:30 am in Uncategorized by TuffsNotEnuff

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“We the People” is a section of the whitehouse.gov web site that enables citizen-authored petitions.You have to register, then validate a web site address by clicking their email to you. Then you can vote for WH petitions.

These petitions must generate 25,000 sign-offs to receive full public attention. An earlier effort for Manning in September and October was lightly publicized and generated 6,619 sign-offs. Surely we can reach the 25,000 mark.

We petition the Obama Administration to:

First pardon all crimes, then support Bradley Manning for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize.

Horrendous acts related to the Iraq War have damaged America. In comparison, this young man Manning supported our very American views of civilization.

We are a democracy. We cannot skip responsibility.

Our most barbaric crimes remain broadly unpunished. We killed 24 children and unarmed civilians at Haditha. We ran Abu Ghraib’s torture chambers. We rushed into that war and had no idea what was happening.

Bradley Manning’s theft of the Crazy Horse One-Eight video led to ending this American ignorance. Formal “Rules of Engagement” cannot replace moral commitment.

Bradley Manning changed America. We are stronger.

Prosecution now has Manning at risk of his life, charged with Aiding The Enemy. Please, a full pardon. Then, as well, please support Manning for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize. Read the rest of this entry →