Call the new general’s Public Affairs Office at 202-685-2900

Remind General Buchanan that Bradley Manning’s rights have been trampled – Enough is enough!

By the Bradley Manning Support Network. July 3, 2013. 

Last week Major General Jeffery S. Buchanan succeeded Major General Linnington as the new Convening Authority in Bradley Manning’s trial. In the military court martial system the Convening Authority has absolute power to reduce any sentence or ruling against a service member. Let’s remind General Buchanan that this system should be about justice and due process, and that these things have been absent from US v. Manning so far.

Bradley has been imprisoned for over three years now. If the military requires punishment for an act of civil disobedience, they already got that. Given that Bradley spent nearly a year in solitary confinement that the UN described as “cruel, inhuman and degrading”, it is reasonable for General Buchanan to join us in declaring enough is enough! It’s time to free Bradley Manning.

The convening authority can reduce the sentence after the Judge makes her ruling. Let’s Remind Maj. General Buchanan:

  • that President Obama has unlawfully influenced the trial with his declaration of Bradley Manning’s guilt.
  • that the media has been continually blocked from transcripts and documents related to the trial and that it has only been through the efforts of Bradley Manning’s supporters that any transcripts exist.
  • that under the UCMJ a soldier has the right to a speedy trial and that it was unconsciable to wait 3 years before starting the court martial.
  • that absolutely no one was harmed by the release of documents that exposed war crimes, unnecessary secrecy and disturbing foreign policy.
  • that Bradley Manning is a hero who did the right thing when he revealed truth about wars that had been based on lies.

Remind General Buchanan that Bradley Manning’s rights have been trampled – Enough is enough!

Call the new general’s Public Affairs Office at 202-685-2900

If that number stops answering, try calling Col. Michelle Martin-Hing, Public Affairs Officer (202) 685-4899.

And try emailing Maj. Gen. Buchanan at [email protected]

9 thoughts on “Call the new general’s Public Affairs Office at 202-685-2900

  1. General Buchanan,
    Please don’t act cowardly when it comes to justice for PFC Bradley Manning. He has exposed the truth and the war mongering US Military is shaking in their boots.Imperialist wars may collapse in face of the truth. You may punish whistle blowers it will only inspire others to push the truth to the fore. FREE BRADLEY MANNING!!!

  2. General, unless you’ve been hiding in a cave in Afghanistan – YOU Sir, are well aware of the injustices that have occurred on YOUR watch!

    I can only assume that you will carry on as your pension expects you to. So, instead of searching your mirror for a real man. I suggest you look at Bradley Manning, because he’s the closest to one you’ll ever see.

    If you allow them to sentence that Bradley Manning, you are living a lie to your oath and the citizens of this nation which you sworn to protect.

  3. I wrote a letter to the General and here is what I stated.Please give this your prompt and fair attention. Bradley Manning did our country a service. He has paid dearly and no one in any rank or branch of service to this country should have been treated in such a horrible manner. As a loyal American, daughter of a Naval Commander, I find it disgraceful and our govt. needs to change this situation. We have a moral obligation to make this situation right.

    Martha Wrock-Ryland
    Boynton Beach, Fl

  4. My sincerest thanks for the information and to ALL who are working on behalf of Bradley Manning. I just called the number above and the good news is the mailbox was FULL! I’ll keep trying.

    I’m doing what I can… talking to any who will hear (and even those who would rather not) and featured Bradley in my little blog this week–find myself wishing, for once, that I’d gotten myself into the 21st century game with an actual Facebook account so that maybe I had some followers. I’m guessing (hoping), however, that there are others with a more prevalent voice writing on behalf of Bradley. I follow Chris Hedges and others on truth-loving sites and direct others to the same.

    Again, many, many thanks.

  5. The great thing about history is it never forgets its heroes or it’s villains. All we can do in life is choose to be one or the other, a sheep or a goat. Your choice as ever general. Light up, light up …… as if you have a choice.

  6. Please excuse me if I offend anyone. I’m trying to make sense of this entire fiasco. It seems to me that it’s not the fact that he blew the whistle, but HOW he did it. There are legal avenues for whistle blowers and he chose to take the questionable one. There should be some punishment for such, the same as if I took the law into my own hands. I’ve seen severe punishment for lesser crimes. I wish Bradley the best.

  7. I wrote:

    Maj. Gen. Buchanan,

    First, Sir, I want to thank you for your service to your country. On this Independence Day, may you be blessed by the courage of our ancestors. Remembering them, and the sacrifices of so many.

    I am not gay (nor do I support the military’s end of the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy).

    President Obama has unlawfully influenced the trial with his declaration of Bradley Manning’s guilt. Undue Command Influence from the supreme military commander.

    There was no one harmed by the release of documents that exposed war crimes, unnecessary secrecy and disturbing foreign policy. Bradley Manning is a courageous man, who did the right thing when he revealed truth about wars that had been based on lies.

    Bradley Manning right to a speedy trial has been denied. For this reason alone, justice demands his release. I believe you have the authority to bring justice home to America again. I hope you have the courage.

    Thank you for your time.

    Sincerely,

    David Lee

  8. Three things can’t be hidden: The sun, The moon, and The Truth. We all dream to live in a world where there is peace. Peace starts very simply within each of us. When a person is in war, one does not lose their eyes, and one should not lose their tongue. To not speak out is a crime that goes unpunished. We must be so careful and think about what we do to a person when they have the courage to speak out against war crimes. We must not lose our eyes. We must never lose our ability for compassion towards our fellow man. War should not destroy us. We must overcome our instincts to be right and powerful. If we forget these simple truths, we live in fear and death will be our constant companion. If we forget others and feel that their unjust murders are irrelevant, we subject ourselves to a planet without mercy. Mercy is the cornerstone of humanity. Please do not abandon mercy. Please do not abandon this brave young soldier.

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