Current TV: Faiza Patel Discusses Whistleblowers

June 4, 2013

Chase Madar, author of “The Passion of Bradley Manning,” and Faiza Patel, co-director of the Brennan Center for Justice, sit down with Current TV’s John Fugelsang to weigh in on the Bradley Manning trial.

Madar says that military law in the U.S. “has shown itself to be infinitely forgiving when it comes to rape, when it comes to sexual assault, when it comes to killing foreign civilians.” With regard to Manning’s trial, he adds, “This does not make sense. There should be some clemency, some flexibility if we’re going to have real justice here.”

Patel says that Manning is a “frenemy” of the state and has “brought out a lot of information that made it possible for us to have a much more nuanced understanding of the war.” But she adds, “We don’t actually want everybody to take the decision into their own hands as to what information that we need to put out there.”