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  • March 23, 2011 12:16 pm
    chaydenphoto:  Normally, I try to stay neutral politically. I laugh on the outside and cry on the inside at basically everything that goes on in the government.

    But your coverage of Bradley Manning moved me. I am embarrassed as a citizen and a veteran of what this country has become. This is not how America treats its citizens. This is not how we're supposed to treat human beings. In the words of Malcolm X, "the chickens have come home to roost." We turned a blind eye for so long to extraordinary rendition and Guantanamo, it's now happening to an America soldier, and this poor kid is being lumped in as a traitor and enemy, deserving of what he gets.

    I called both of my state's Senators today. I got some lackey on the phone, and I'm sure nothing will happen, but I can at least pretend that I did something positive.

    Thank you! Letters like yours make us so proud.

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