Obama declares Bradley Manning guilty

The President and Commander-in-Chief says that Bradley Manning, accused military whistleblower, broke the law.

OBAMA: So people can have philosophical views [about Bradley Manning] but I can't conduct diplomacy on an open source [basis]… That's not how the world works.

And if you're in the military… And I have to abide by certain rules of classified information. If I were to release material I weren't allowed to, I'd be breaking the law.

We're a nation of laws! We don't let individuals make their own decisions about how the laws operate. He broke the law.

Just so you know, jurors subordinate judging officers!

So much for that trial [Firedoglake]