we always restrain power

The Guardian is admittedly a liberal news organization, but in no way is it to be considered politically radical in its opinions.

It’s front page lede:

Manning ‘forced to sleep naked’

WikiLeaks suspect made to relinquish boxer shorts for about seven hours due to ‘situationally driven’ event’.

It’s comment:

Bradley Manning and the stench of US hypocrisy

The US condemns human rights abuses abroad yet appears to be allowing the psychological torture of Bradley Manning.

I assert that the civilian is an order of magnitude more powerful than the militian but we do not live in a time of these.