Former State Department Spokesman: 'Manning Acquittal of Aiding the Enemy Right Verdict'

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Two years ago, PJ Crowley resigned as State Department spokesman after criticizing the way Army Private Bradley Manning was being treated while in detention. Today Manning, a 25-year-old former intelligence analyst was acquitted of the most serious charge against him – but he was convicted of most of the others. Crowley calls the decision "the right verdict" for Manning. "He obviously will send a considerable length of time in prison. But I thought the charge of aiding the enemy was prosecutorial overreach and it was appropirate for the judge to reject it," Crowley says.
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