Private Bradley Manning has been convicted of betraying the American people because he made public statements made by those in positions of authority about the conduct of war. He has spent three years in prison, many in solitary confinement. Lt. Clint Lorance has not spent a single day in solitary confinement nor has he been abused as a prisoner and forced to sleep in the nude. According to the prosecutor of his case, Captain William Miller, “Lt. Lorance used his rank and position to harass, intimidate, threaten and murder Afghans.” In other words, he caused at least dozens, if not hundreds of Afghans to turn against the United States. His punishment is twenty years in prison.
The US government wanted to try Manning on charges of aiding the enemy which could result in a death sentence. Lorance DID aid the enemy, but no charge of possible death. Such is the government of Barack Obama, that noble leader in pursuit of democracy in America!!