Remind General Buchanan that Bradley Manning’s rights have been trampled – Enough is enough!

Call the new general’s Public Affairs Office at 202-685-2900

Dear readers,

Last week Major General Jeffery S. Buchanan succeeded Major General Linnington as the new Convening Authority in Bradley Manning’s trial. In the military court martial system the Convening Authority has absolute power to reduce any sentence or ruling against a service member. Let’s remind General Buchanan that this system should be about justice and due process, and that these things have been absent from US v. Manning so far.

Bradley has been imprisoned for over three years now. If the military requires punishment for an act of civil disobedience, they already got that. Given that Bradley spent nearly a year in solitary confinement that the UN described as “cruel, inhuman and degrading”, it is reasonable for General Buchanan to join us in declaring enough is enough! It’s time to free Bradley Manning.

The convening authority can reduce the sentence after the Judge makes her ruling. Let’s Remind Maj. General Buchanan:

  • that President Obama has unlawfully influenced the trial with his declaration of Bradley Manning’s guilt.
  • that the media has been continually blocked from transcripts and documents related to the trial and that it has only been through the efforts of Bradley Manning’s supporters that any transcripts exist.
  • that under the UCMJ a soldier has the right to a speedy trial and that it was unconsciable to wait 3 years before starting the court martial.
  • that absolutely no one was harmed by the release of documents that exposed war crimes, unnecessary secrecy and disturbing foreign policy.
  • that Bradley Manning is a hero who did the right thing when he revealed truth about wars that had been based on lies.

Remind General Buchanan that Bradley Manning’s rights have been trampled – Enough is enough!

Call the new general’s Public Affairs Office at 202-685-2900

If that number stops answering, try calling Col. Michelle Martin-Hing, Public Affairs Officer (202) 685-4899.

And try emailing Maj. Gen. Buchanan at jeffrey.s.buchanan@us.army.mil