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President Obama Speaks on Manning and the Rule of Law By Glenn Greenwald Protesters Thursday interrupted President’s Obama speech at a $5,000/ticket San Francisco fundraiser to demand improved treatment for Bradley Manning. After the speech, one of the protesters, Logan Price, approached Obama and questioned him. Obama’s responses are revealing on multiple levels. First, Obama said this when justifying Manning’s treatment (video and transcript are here): We’re a nation of laws. We don’t let individuals make their own decisions about how the laws operate. He broke the [...]