CIA: With all the budget cut backs, we need time to get the evidence together
With all the powers that many governments have given themselves including the Canadian, United Kingdom and the U.S. of A. they don't even need to cobble together a believable version of tosh as all they need do is to declare the evidence to be 'secret'.
In Canada and the UK the defendants don't even get to see the 'evidence' against them.
Likely it is even worse in the U.S. and as for military 'justice' heaven help Bradley Manning - he is living in hell now, just wait if he gets convicted.
I remember escorting prisoners to military jails in the UK when I was in the Army. We, the escorts, gave the prisoners every indulgence we could afford on our meagre pay. The last thing we did was hold the victim just outside the prison for his last 'fag'.
The minute they crossed that massive white line the prisoners double marched until their sentences were completed.
No doubt the Marines have even more exquisite torture which they will subject Bradley Manning too.
And what is this revenge for? The memos I have read are simply embarrassing, hardly secrets, to the American government that reveal they are duplicitous, dishonest and lie to their electorate. Of course, 'embarrassment' hardly encompasses the aerial murder of those Reuters reporters, along with innocent children.
And the American governments wonder why they are so despised?