Manning doesn’t seem to have any fans on the House Intelligence Committee:

“If they won’t charge him with treason, they ought to charge him with murder,” Mr Rogers said.

Asked if treason during wartime was a capital offence punishable by death, he said: “Yes and I would support it 100 per cent.”

“The death penalty clearly should be considered here,” he said. “[Pte Manning] clearly aided the enemy to what may result in the death of US soldiers or those cooperating. If that is not a capital offence, I don’t know what is.

“We know for a fact that people will likely be killed because of this information being disclosed. That’s pretty serious.”

Heroic sources, even our own troops, are more likely to die as a result of this incident than Bradley Manning. The more realistic possibility for Manning is decades behind bars.

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