August 04, 2010

Congressman: Execute Manning if Guilty

What else needs to be said?

Republican Rep. Mike Rogers, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, told a local radio station on Monday that the charges against Pvt. Bradley Manning are worthy of capital punishment.

"We know for a fact that people will likely be killed because of this information being disclosed," he told Michigan-based WHMI. "That's pretty serious. If they don't charge him with treason, they ought to charge him with murder.

"I argue the death penalty clearly should be considered here," he said. "He clearly aided the enemy to what may result in the death of U.S. soldiers . . . If that is not a capital offense, I don't know what is."

That Bradley Manning may have committed treason because of his politics (he's apparently a huge Rachel Maddow and Media Matters fan) just makes me hope he's given a longer rope at the gallows.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 4, 2010 09:38 AM

Bradley Manning is a traitor...a traitor to our country in time of war. Back in my youth, so were Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. We executed them. We should execute Bradley Manning, no matter what his reasons, which seem to be, among other things, an inability to decide on which gender he is. Though what that has to do with betraying your country in time of war, I can't understand.

And while we're at it, why aren't we executing Major Hasan? How many people does one have to murder before one is convicted of murder? His score is 13.

Marianne Matthews

Posted by: Marianne Matthews at August 4, 2010 10:26 AM

Prosecution of treason would be a bad precedent for Dims. Since Manning has helped promote the global jihad, O Hussein cannot consider him a traitor.

Posted by: DleifsarbYrral at August 4, 2010 11:47 AM

They should strap Manning to his new best bud Michael Moore and drop both from a B-52 at 40,000 feet.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at August 4, 2010 12:19 PM

Strapping anyone to Michael Moore is cruel and unusual.

Posted by: ECM at August 4, 2010 05:53 PM

And I don't think Moore will fit in the bomb bay of a 52... You *COULD* put him out on a pylon, but you'd never trim it to fly level.

Posted by: Dixie at August 4, 2010 10:54 PM

I usually support the death penalty. In Manning's case, I don't. Life imprisonment at hard labor would be more apt. Let him turn big rocks into little ones, twelve hours a day, six days a week forever.

Posted by: Ken Hahn at August 5, 2010 11:03 AM

UCMJ Article 104 seems clear enough:

Any person who—

(1) aids, or attempts to aid, the enemy with arms, ammunition, supplies, money, or other things; or

(2) without proper authority, knowingly harbors or protects or gives intelligence to or communicates or corresponds with or holds any intercourse with the enemy, either directly or indirectly; shall suffer death or such other punishment as a court-martial or military commission may direct.”

If Manning is found guilty, I hope the Courts Martial administers the maximum penalty.

Posted by: iconoclast at August 5, 2010 11:35 AM

Actually, a shorter rope would cause more suffering, as his would be less likely to break, resulting in a comparatively long and lingering death by strangulation.

Posted by: Salviati at August 6, 2010 10:20 PM