Should Soldier Be Executed For Leaking Documents?
Canto 2010/08/03 21:37:17
Mike Rogers, a congressman who sits on the House Intellegence Committe, told a Michigan radio station that he believes Pfc Bradley Manning should be executed if found guilty of leaking war documents. Manning is currently being held in solitary confinement in Virginia, and is awaiting trial in connection with the recent wikileaks debacle that resulted in more than 1,000 documents reaching the public. Rogers believes that the leaking of documents amounts to treason.
"He clearly aided the enemy to what may result in the death of U.S.
soldiers or those cooperating..." said Rogers when questioned by the radio station. "If that is not a capital offense, I don't know what is."
However, the Pentagon recently claimed that many of the documents were not classified. Below is the U.S. code on treason.
"Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them
or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the
United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death,
or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this
title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any
office under the United States."
Do you think that Pfc Bradley Manning should face execution for treason if he is found guilty?
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