British officials have for a second time cited their concern about the conditions facing Bradley Manning, whose mother is Welsh, charging that his harsh treatment undermines the "moral authority" of the U.S. and U.K. abroad - a charge tough to argue with. Declaring Manning "British by descent," they say his detention is becoming a "strongly-felt issue" in Wales.
“Manning’s case is important because of the message it sends out to the rest of the world about what kind of treatment the United States thinks is acceptable for people in detention. And, for us, it is important what we say – or what we don’t say." - a Labor MP