Xeni Jardin reports that the press covering the final arguments yesterday at the ‘trial’ (i.e., which is the name that the Obama administration gives to the farcical proceedings presided over by a military judge who has been clearly hostile to Bradley Manning) are being intimidated by heavily-armed military police looking over their shoulders as they type, forbidding the use of Twitter, shutting down internet service, forbidding the use of the internet when it is up, etc.
The trial comes to an end today with the defense lawyer David Coombs making his final case. The verdict could come within the next few days.
I am not hopeful. I think the judge will give the maximum sentence. I feel sorry for Manning.