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By Nathan Fuller. March 19, 2012.

Another top ranking member of PFC Bradley Manning’s Chain of Command has declared him guilty well before his court martial has even begun, in another judicial step backward for the courageous whistle-blower who shouldn’t be on trial in the first place.

General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke to the press last weekend in Hawaii. Asked for his thoughts on Bradley Manning, Dempsey said, “We’re a nation of laws. He did violate the law.”

Note that General Dempsey’s comments echo those of President Obama nearly verbatim. Asked nearly a year ago to discuss PFC Manning’s imprisonment, President Obama said, “We’re a nation of laws. We don’t individually make our own decisions about how the laws operate… He broke the law.”

The similarity in phrasing is so uncanny as to appear deliberate.

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