In the midst of a book signing for his new children’s book “Can’t Wait Till Christmas!” former government and presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee appeared to lose sight of his Christmas spirit and went off on a tirade demanding the immediate execution of Pfc Bradley Manning, a 23 year old Army intelligence analyst.
Manning is facing up to 52 years in prison for leaking documents to WikiLeaks, which violates the Uniform Code of Military Justice with regards to his handling of classified materials. Huckabee angrily declared that a prison sentence was “too kind.”
Rather Huckabee says that the leaker “is guilty of treason” and that anything short of execution was unacceptable. So far none of the charges against Manning could even theoretically carry the death penalty.
Later Huckabee condemned the New York Times for publishing the documents because “they know they (were) obtained in a way that is not appropriate.” He quickly transitioned from outraged demands for execution back into jovial joking with interviewers, and advised people to stay away from sugar during the holiday season.
Manning is being held incommunicado by the US military and as such was not available for immediate comment on the call for his death.
37 thoughts on “Mike Huckabee Demands Bradley Manning’s Execution”
Let me be the first to demand that this neo-con clown and media whore be waterboarded for putting the interests of some miserable foreign land ahead of the interests of America.
The arrogance of self-centered neo-cons like Kristol requires an honest American revolution right
here. May it be soon. Very soon.
I can't support the death penalty, but 52 years for betraying the trust placed in you by your country,
and violation of the oath you swore, demonstrates such a lack of any semblance of honor that' 52
years seems a light sentence. This guy never needs to see the light of day again. He has, with
luck, spent his last day as a human being, and his future will be just a creature being treated
humanely but kept carefully caged.
I would agree, if our government were decent. But since it has declared war on Americans, I have no problem with people releasing information that gives Americans a better sense of what their government is really like.
Gus_J, what penalty would you recommend for your president, representative, Senator who all swore oaths to uphold and defend the Constitution and violate those oaths on a daily, nay, hourly basis?
Bradley Manning swore an oath to defend the Constitution above and before obedience to any civil or military authority. Revealing the crimes committed by his superiors, peers and civilian leaders is exactly in keeping with that oath. He should be given a medal, the respect of every American patriot, and the pleasure of watching toads like you cast into a deep, dark hole.
And Gus, you have yet to spend your FIRST day as a human being. WTF are you doing on antiwar.com, since you are obviously one of the chump cheerleaders for our despicable government?
Somone should have asked Huckabee if he also believes that Jonathan Pollard should be executed.
Of course he wouldn't – he's a shill for the Israeli terror state.
So I guess according to Huckabee the whole trial by a jury of our peers thing should be scrapped along with the rest of the constitution huh? I guess he could possibly be stupider, Sarah Palin called wikileaks treasonous.
does this putz want to be president or lord high executioner…..off with his head
So what we have here is a Christian minister advocating human sacrifice.
only I don't see a dead manning taking away the sins of an ill-conceived empire.
Huckstebee is no more a Christian than Lucifer himself. This amoral sociopath's self-affiliation with Christianity tarnishes the religion.
Someone should jam that bass guitar up his wife's box.
and I thought he was such a nice Christian man…but he does have a nice smile.
What's a Fatwa in Christian?
A Papal Decree?
A Christian Zionist opening his mouth.
Fatwa in English is a DECREE..of course this Christian lunatic is real blood thirsty peaceful moron. I agree 100% with the execution of Bradley. Not for the herroic thing he has done but death is merciful & better for him than spendin his youth in maximum security federal pen.
Another psychopath and Christian's mirror image of Taliban.
Lovin Jeeses Huckabee is a real Christian and loves that what he calls "Democracy" (US style).
I can't wait that this empire is bankrupt and some kind of Nuremberg trial happens.
Maybe he will claim he only got orders by Jeeses?
He almost makes Palin look sane….
Really funny. Imagine a huckabee/palin ticket. These bozos don't know dittle.
Oh, Huck!! Always the Jokester!!
C'mon, Huck … Since you psychopaths in charge insist on being Romans, then I say, let's go all the way!
Here's an idea, Huck: Execute Manning Live on TV as the Super Bowl half-time entertainment show!!
Imagine the crowd, after being herded and searched, sitting in their seats, listening to Kid Rock belch out "I Was Born Free", waving their bloody flags, chanting USA! USA! as a young man is butchered for the sins of Uncle Sam.
Sure, Huck, it'll be wonderful! And the best part is so long as no one is accidently exposed to a woman's tit there won't be a peep from the Feds.
Typical Fox Network thug operating in christian disguise.I sentence Huckabee to ten years of listening to Sara Palin singing God Bless America.
and the mask slips …. just a little
If this example of a fine Christian preacher and the half-governor are the best the Republicans can scrape up as candidates for President…it says tomes about what they think of the office of President and of the country but most especially of the American people. Sad. really sad.
It is much more likely that this warmonger and national socialist will be executed for crimes against humanity when he is found guilty of war crimes in the future.
Pvt. Manning is not a criminal. He is an international hero.
Fight back! Ask the United Nations to disarm the United States.
american leaders are disgusting . The US has become an abomination and a sad clown like this dirty old man has a chance to become president…
I have to go puke!
Lol! What a dumb ass.
Gov. Hick i be looks like one of the hillbillies in Deliverance.
Its blood lust, and cravings of power. See, foreign governments, even bad ones like the current regime in in Iran don't make it easy for their own destruction. So when a person (Hukabee) are all worked up who do you destroy? You get mad and try to destroy your own because its who you can get your hands on. Israel bombs and assassinates and fears Iran having a nuclear weapon because its what it did. It has the nuclear monopoly in that area, so its always on the offensive. A neutral free democratic America are not allowed to get in the way of the plotting and the power, who do it in our name. As long as you do the political class's bidding, your fine, if you become a dissident, they want you dead.
Okay, rhetoric aside, I am speaking from a position of admiration for Mannings actions- very courageous he was in opening the door for John Q Public to see what his government is doing.
Now, at the very least Manning is guilty on a number of charges, the most likely of the higher charges to be that of espionage. Treason might be a harder one to prove, as his actions were not done on behalf of of a foreign government nor were they intended to overthrow the US. The world 'aftereffects' are not so much the issue in his case, as he is not the one who went public with them- that is Assange's ball of wax. No, Manning will be hard pressed to defend himself for the theft of classified documents, regardless of his motive. Even if he did a great service to the American public (although most don't have a clue just how great a service) he is still on the hook for several serious offenses and I can pretty much guarantee you he will not see another sunrise as a free man, ever.
I say bully for you, Manning- for whatever reason you outed the government, it took a lot of guts to pull off your operation, and for that those who applaud transparency and honesty in government owe you a great debt of gratitude. However, as you well know, the law is the law and whatever the government can charge you with and make stick they will do so in spades- hero or not, it will soon be time to face the music and let the jackals have their day in court against you. Think Braveheart and you'll get the idea of how this looks to a great many of us.
Tit for tat. The people in government lie all the time. I have very rarely seen them do the right thing for the last 55 years. Let the boy go. If his conscience makes him tell the truth then the truth will set us free. I do not see why all of this secrecy is necessary. It will all come out in the end or the end will end it all.
We Demand Mike Huckabee's Execution , Youre “ guilty of treason” you fanatic delusional asshole traador to the truth and to those who you say to represent.
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