A Nation of Laws… No More

Why doesn’t anyone care?

I recently had lunch with a good friend and I expressed a major concern over the way Bradley Manning is being treated before he was convicted of, you know, anything. My buddy laughed and said, “I saw something about that on Glenn Beck’s blackboard. He is guilty.” My friend was joking, but the implication was clear. Bradley Manning has been convicted in the minds of the American people already and therefore no one cares that despite being an American citizen he has been confined in conditions that have been defined as torture by the U.N. Convention Against Torture.