Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Republican Congressman Calls for Death for Wikileaker

The main suspect in the disclosure of more than 90,000 classified documents about the Afghan war to to WikiLeaks is Pfc. Bradley Manning. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) favors capitol punishment for Pfc. Manning if he is guilty.

NPR reported:
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, told WHMI, a Michigan radio station, that Pfc. Bradley Manning should be executed if he did, in fact, leak classified documents and video to WikiLeaks.

“If they won’t charge him with treason, they ought to charge him with murder,” Rogers said yesterday.

Here is the audio/video via Breitbart:

1 comment:

Maggie Thornton said...

I don't know that I'm too far off of Rogers position on this. By the time we can confirm there have been deaths, it will be time for a second leak. It just goes on and on, and I'm betting that if no deaths are confirmed, the leaks will no longer be considered important.

I am shocked at the fact that a PFC would have access to this kind of material. The Military fighting the wars in the comfort of an office need to sharpen their focus.