Spc. Jeremy Morlock admitted to the murder of unarmed Afghan boy Gul Mudin (depicted here). He was only 15 years old. They lined him against a wall and ordered him to stand still before they shot him. Pfc. Andrew Holmes cut off his pinky as a memento. Morlock admitted that this wasn’t the first time he murdered civilians. According to him, soldiers in his Platoon “[threw] candy out of a Stryker vehicle as they drove through a village [and shot] children who came running to pick up the sweets.” The Pentagon worked for months to get these pictures deleted and suppressed. He was recently sentenced to 24 years in prison.
Private Bradley Manning, horrified at the war crimes unfolding around him, reported them to higher authorities in his chain of command. When they told him to keep quiet about it he published the details of the crimes to the public. He is facing the death sentence. Is there something wrong here?
I think there just might be!
Who is Bradley Manning and what did he do to face the death penalty?
I’d say Bradley Manning is ten times the war hero Chris Kyle was but then I’d be multiplying by zero.
Edit: Guys, I know who Manning is. Thanks. Also, it looks like prosecutors have said that they won’t seek the death penalty, but Manning is eligible to receive such a judgement.