According to the Associated Press, in a pre-trial motion today to get the charges against poor little Breanna Manning dropped, the judge heard about how the military confinement officials treated the little traitor, while he was being held at the Quantico Marine base in Virginia. The defense attorney seemed upset that the military was more concerned with their image than poor little Breanna;
Defense attorney David Coombs said during closing arguments that the military was worried more about its image than about Manning.
“They were more concerned with how it would look if something happened to Pfc. Manning … than they were about whether Pfc. Manning was actually at risk,” Coombs said. “Their approach was, `Let’s not have anything happen on our watch. Let’s not let anything happen that’s going to make us look bad.'”
Well, that worked in Breanna’s favor didn’t it? The creature is still alive so Coombs can make payroll this month, right? Isn’t that the point?
And Coombs would be howling to high Heaven if Manning had managed to hurt itself while in confinement.
The article doesn’t say when the judge will arrive at a decision in the motion, but prosecutors claim that Breanna doesn’t have much of a chance of getting the charges dismissed, but it’s likely s/he will get credit for time served when s/he’s finally sentenced. That’s fine with me, if s/he gets a life sentence.