FORT MEADE, MARYLAND — After many months of waiting, the court-martial trial against Private Bradley Manning has begun. Pvt. Manning is accused of leaking highly sensitive intelligence information to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who then shared Manning's work product with the world, threatening to bring down a large segment of the US government's intelligence and military operations.
But a totally unexpected development occurred.
As witnessed by a solitary reporter, as soon as he took the stand in his own defense, Manning took a leak, attempting unsuccessfully to create an angelic arc of urine aimed at the prosecutors.
“They accuse me of having leaked information,” Manning explained, “so this is my response.”
Manning's attorney, David Coombs, told the solitary reporter that, after his client is acquitted, he will leak enough secret IRS documents to cause the tax-collecting agency's top executives to flee to an undisclosed location in Central America.