Robert Parry, founder and editor of ConsortiumNews.com, discusses the worsening conditions of accused Wiki-leaker Bradley Manning’s imprisonment; how prisoners in Abu Ghraib and elsewhere were abused and degraded into a state of “learned helplessness;” and why, considering that WikiLeaks helped spark the ME/NA protests and advance the (supposed) US mission of spreading democracy, Manning should be applauded instead of prosecuted.
MP3 here. (18:21)
Robert Parry is an investigative journalist who won the George Polk Award in 1984 for reporting on the Iran-Contra affair and uncovering Oliver North’s involvement in it. He is the founder and editor of ConsortiumNews.com and author of Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush, Trick or Treason: The October Surprise Mystery and Secrecy & Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq.