Chelsea (Bradley) Manning – Victim

FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Bradley Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. Manning plans to live as a woman named Chelsea and wants to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible, the soldier said Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, a day after he was sentenced to 35 years in prison for sending classified material to WikiLeaks. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, File)

So yet another foul-up decides to blame his (her) actions on being a victim – this time a victim of his own depression due to gender-identification issues.

“Manning’s struggle with gender identity disorder — the sense of being a woman trapped in a man’s body — was key to the defense.  Attorneys had presented evidence of Manning’s struggle with gender identity, including a photo of the soldier in a blond wig and lipstick sent to a therapist.”

Now his/her attorney plans to ask Obama to pardon Chelsea/Bradley;

Even Manning’s supporters have pivoted. During the sentencing hearing Wednesday, they wore T-shirts reading, “truth,” as they had for the entire court-martial. Hours later, they had changed into shirts saying, “President Obama: Pardon Bradley Manning.”

“The time to end Brad’s suffering is now,” Coombs told a news conference after Manning’s sentence was handed down. “The time for our president to focus on protecting whistleblowers instead of punishing them is now.”

Coombs and Manning are not fools.  Even in a federal prison special accommodation will have to made for a man living as a woman.  He will have to be housed in a private cell and the correctional officers will have their work cut out for them keeping the other inmates from sexually assaulting him, and even then, the likelihood that he will be sexually involved with another inmate(s) is practically guaranteed.

Whistle blower?  “She” will get the chance to blow something other than a whistle I promise you, but no. Traitor?  Yes.  Screwed up individual?  Yes.   Victim?  No.  Pardon?  No.  Leave Chelsea in Leavenworth to live out the sentence she deserves.

11 thoughts on “Chelsea (Bradley) Manning – Victim

  1. From another article this morning –

    A day after being sentenced to 35 years in prison, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning announced in a statement to “Today” that she identifies as female and wants to be known as Chelsea Manning.

    “I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. I hope that you will support me in this transition. I also request that, starting today, you refer to me by my new name and use the feminine pronoun (except in official mail to the confinement facility). I look forward to receiving letters from supporters and having the opportunity to write back,” said Manning.

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