Scott Horton Interviews Robert Parry

Scott Horton, March 10, 2011

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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.

3 Responses to “Robert Parry”

  1. Scott, from what I can see on mainstream and rightist web sites, there are a lot of super-patriots who would like to fry Bradley Manning. How they can identify so strongly with their government (which they otherwise seem to despise) is hard to understand.

  2. Thanks much for shining light on this important issue, Mr. Horton. Please continue to do so.

    Bradley Manning is hero, and also represents the proverbial "canary in the coal-mine" of what's left of our freedoms.

    Love your show & listen to it daily! Keep up the good work.

    - Tony Hammock

  3. There's no justification for Manning's harsh treatment. He's not the criminal–the U.S. Government is.

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