Bradley Manning's Surprising Statement to the Court Details Why He Made His Historic Wikileak
The statement below was read by Pfc. Bradley Manning at a providence inquiry for his formal plea of guilty to one specification as charged and nine specifications for lesser included offenses. He pled not guilty to 12 other specifications. This rush transcript was taken by journalist Alexa O’Brien at Thursday’s pretrial hearing and first appeared on Salon.com.
Judge Lind: Pfc. Manning you may read your statement.