The WaPo reports, here, that Raymond Davis, the former Special Forces soldier and current CIA contractor “who fatally shot two Pakistani men in January was released Wednesday after relatives of the victims received ‘blood money’ as compensation and agreed to pardon him, U.S. officials said.” The WaPo adds:
Davis was released from a Pakistani jail in Lahore after nearly two months in detention and was flown to meet with U.S. officials in Kabul. Cameron Munter, the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, accompanied Davis on the flight, a U.S. official said
I missed Dana Milbank’s article on Monday, here, that has some good observations about what PFC Bradley Manning has become to both those on the left and right and what he is not.
In other news, apparently PFC Manning is not the only US service member currently facing espionage charges. The Virginian-Pilot reports that a Navy Reservist Petty Officer is being sent to trial on attempted espionage charges. The Intelligence Specialist reportedly sold SECRET and TOP SECRET documents to an undercover FBI agent for $3,500.