I am struggling here decide whether the Bradley Manning proscecutors are disingenuous or just stupid.
I am reacting here to Cory Doctorow’s report that the government’s lawyers accuse Manning of using that criminal spy tool wget.
Notes from the Ducking Stool
I am hoping for stupid, because if they are suggesting to the jury facts they know not to be true, then that is a violation of ethics, their oaths of office, and any concept of justice.
Oh, and wget is exactly what I used, the last time I downloaded files from the NSA.
A while back, the back issues of the NSA internal newsletter Cryptolog were declassified so I downloaded the complete set.  I think the kids are puzzled about why I never mind having to wait in the car for them to finish something or other, but it is because I am never without a large collection of fascinating stuff.
Here’s how I got them, after scraping the URLs out of the agency’s HTML:
wget http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/cryptologs/cryptolog_01.pdf
wget http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/cryptologs/cryptolog_02.pdf
wget http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/cryptologs/cryptolog_03.pdf
wget http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/cryptologs/cryptolog_04.pdf

. . .
wget http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/cryptologs/cryptolog_132.pdf
wget http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/cryptologs/cryptolog_133.pdf
wget http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/cryptologs/cryptolog_134.pdf
wget http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/cryptologs/cryptolog_135.pdf
wget http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/cryptologs/cryptolog_136.pdf

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