Posted by | August 3, 2010 19:19 | Filed under: Top Stories

Congressman Mike Rogers wants the death sentence for Pvt. Bradley Manning is he is convicted of leaking classified information.

Republican Rep. Mike Rogers, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, told a local radio station on Monday that the charges against Pvt. Bradley Manning are worthy of capital punishment.

“We know for a fact that people will likely be killed because of this information being disclosed,” he told Michigan-based WHMI. “That’s pretty serious. If they don’t charge him with treason, they ought to charge him with murder.

“I argue the death penalty clearly should be considered here,” he said. “He clearly aided the enemy to what may result in the death of U.S. soldiers . . . If that is not a capital offense, I don’t know what is.”

There is no evidence that anyone has been put in danger by the release of these documents, with even the administration saying there is nothing new here.

[Manning] is accused of leaking a helicopter cockpit video from Iraq that WikiLeaks posted in April, and a classified cable from the U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik, Iceland, dated Jan. 13, 2010, that also has appeared on WikiLeaks.

Manning also is charged with illegally obtaining more than 150,000 classified State Department cables and leaking more than 50 of them. It’s not clear from the charges, though, whether the allegedly diverted documents were those published on the WikiLeaks site.

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