Bradley Manning should be pardoned and all charges dismissed because he was already judged guilty by his Commander-in-Chief without having his day in court. Manning had not yet had his day in court or the opportunity to declare his innocence in front of a military courtroom and present his case, yet his Commander-in-Chief prematurely pronounced him guilty by proclaiming "he broke the law".
Manning had been denied his constitutional right for a fair trial, he was held in confinement under extreme, harsh conditions amounting to torture of an American citizen, and a military court could not possibly render a fair judgement having already been instructed by their Commander-in-Chief that "he broke the law".
1. President Barack Obama pronounces Bradley Manning guilty before trial - "he broke the law", the President said, even before having the case heard in court or Manning making a plea of guilty or not guilty to the charges.
2. Michael Ratner explains the extreme, harsh conditions amounting to the torture of an American citizen held in military custody awaiting trial - Bradley Manning.