Thank you for publishing John Whitehead’s column on Bradley Manning (“The war against Bradley Manning a war against us all,” That Rutherford Guy, March 11). What he writes is absolutely true. As one of many who have been following this dreadful business of torturing and persecuting Bradley Manning since his arrest over 1,000 days ago — without ever having been formally charged with an offense — I fear for the affect on our nation’s civil liberties.

Readers who may have been misled by the military’s superficial and misleading distortion of the case would do well to inform themselves — starting perhaps with the article in this newspaper.

Your civil liberties are in danger if Bradley Manning can be railroaded by the travesty of justice to which he is currently being subjected. If they can do it to him, they can do it to anyone.

Whitehead, founder of the Rutherford Institute, is an interesting example of a conservative Christian who differs from his Bible belt brethren in being a dedicated fighter for the civil liberties supposedly guaranteed to us by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.


Sara Meric

Santa Monica

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