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Bodhi BloodWave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-11 02:06 PM
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15. Nope, it didn't, all they did is clarify to those running around
claiming Obama DID convict manning that Obama /didn't/ convict him, he gave his(and the governments) opinion that manning broke the law which is why there are charges against the man.

If the whole statement of Obama is read then its clear he restated the governments view on manning
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  -White House backs off Obama's "he broke the law" Enrique  Apr-30-11 01:48 PM   #0 
  - He doesn't want to "convict him" before he had his day in court, but the  Phx_Dem   Apr-30-11 02:15 PM   #1 
  - was it not intended to be a factual statement.?  johnnypneumatic   Apr-30-11 02:35 PM   #2 
  - his statement was perfectly factual  Bodhi BloodWave   May-01-11 02:04 PM   #14 
  - ON NOES! we said someone is guilty when they actually are guilty  mkultra   Apr-30-11 02:44 PM   #3 
  - this shows that you don't understand the issue you're mocking  Enrique   Apr-30-11 02:49 PM   #4 
  - Never stopped him before...  Cherchez la Femme   Apr-30-11 08:24 PM   #9 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-01-11 08:28 AM   #10 
  - the White House admits Greenwald and the others were right  Enrique   May-01-11 09:16 AM   #12 
     - Nope, it didn't, all they did is clarify to those running around  Bodhi BloodWave   May-01-11 02:06 PM   #15 
     - you are standing by Obama's original statement  Enrique   May-01-11 02:18 PM   #17 
        - point me to where the WH stated that they had *convicted* manning please. n/t  Bodhi BloodWave   May-01-11 02:46 PM   #18 
           - he didn't convict Manning  Enrique   May-01-11 02:47 PM   #19 
              - that is what most seem to be claiming he said and claim they are backed away off tho  Bodhi BloodWave   May-01-11 03:12 PM   #20 
     - LOL!! This doesn't make B. Jesus Manning any less guilty. For crissakes, he admitted to his crimes.  AtomicKitten   May-01-11 02:08 PM   #16 
  - This is a fabricated issue by the right wing  mkultra   May-01-11 03:18 PM   #22 
  - Society will not collapse but it was improper.  former9thward   Apr-30-11 03:00 PM   #5 
  - I mean, it was in the newspaper, it must be true, right? nt  sudopod   May-01-11 06:34 PM   #35 
  - It is not only against the law but also against the Constitution to convict  MasonJar   Apr-30-11 04:55 PM   #6 
  - Yep. It was completely improper. I'm glad the White House is backing away from the statement  Cali_Democrat   Apr-30-11 06:17 PM   #7 
  - Bush/Chenney CLEARLY Broke the Law -- Obama didn't dare Anger Republicans  vroomvroom   Apr-30-11 07:08 PM   #8 
  - Too late. The well has already been poisoned  Canuckistanian   May-01-11 09:10 AM   #11 
  - what judge didn't already know what Obama/the white house's view are?  Bodhi BloodWave   May-01-11 02:00 PM   #13 
     - It's normal for a President to STFU about sensitive legal cases  Canuckistanian   May-01-11 04:05 PM   #24 
        - i see nothing wrong in a president restating the governments position.  Bodhi BloodWave   May-01-11 04:11 PM   #25 
           - you may not see anything wrong with it, but they did  Enrique   May-01-11 04:56 PM   #27 
           - exactly what i'm saying, he did not express a view as to the guilt or innocence  Bodhi BloodWave   May-01-11 05:19 PM   #28 
           - NO. You can't have public officials pronounce judgement on cases before sentencing  Canuckistanian   May-01-11 05:32 PM   #31 
              - and he DIDN'T pronounce judgement  Bodhi BloodWave   May-01-11 05:46 PM   #32 
                 - He said (and I quote) "He broke the law"  Canuckistanian   May-01-11 05:56 PM   #33 
                    - Wrong--anybody gets to make that statement.  msanthrope   May-01-11 06:33 PM   #34 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-01-11 03:15 PM   #21 
  - he doesn't make many gaffes  Enrique   May-01-11 03:20 PM   #23 
     - So a low gaffe index now excuses the occasional misspeak. I see. n/t  cherokeeprogressive   May-01-11 04:37 PM   #26 
        - It wasn't a misspeak. It's the government's position.  msanthrope   May-01-11 05:31 PM   #30 
  - this isn't a 'back off.' It was a careful statement, and a even more parsed explanation.  msanthrope   May-01-11 05:30 PM   #29 
 

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