Yesterday, Army Private Bradley Manning was found not guilty of aiding the enemy when he made public vast quantities of classified information. He was, nonetheless, convicted of 19 other charges – including five counts of espionage – which would seem, by definition, to have involved aiding the enemy.
There are some technical reasons for the judge’s ruling. But the question occurs: Could the fact that our government doesn’t know who the enemy is have some bearing on this trial’s peculiar outcome?
For example, Team Obama persists in “engaging” the Muslim Brotherhood. It also seems okay with the Taliban retaking Afghanistan and so, recently released five of its top commanders from Guantanamo Bay.
It seems there’s a lot of aiding the enemy going on – and all those who do it must be held accountable.