President Obama commuted the sentence of Bradley/Chelsea Manning. Manning will be released in spring of 2017 to go on television and write a book. He will make coin off of his betrayal of America. Like many other pardons and Guantanamo Bay releases during the Obama administration, this is a slap in the face to the armed services and the American people. Manning committed a crime. Manning was sentenced to jail for decades instead of facing the death sentence. He was already spared. Manning should rot in jail for what he did.
What did he do? Manning leaked national secrets, military secrets and State department secrets to Wikileaks. This is different than Wikileaks 2016 leaks as those were just DNC emails; not national security secrets. Manning broke the basic rules of military opsec. Manning released these diplomatic cables that exposed not just what went on behind the scenes but even how we felt about our allies an clients. It damaged our relationships. It damaged how we manage the network we maintain around the globe. This was a treasure trove of information to rivals as they could see how America managed conflicts.
This was also an anti-war statement. Oh the armed forces get support from the Left in the form of lip service that they support the troops, but they get stabbed in the back by the Left. This is why the Left wept for Manning in '10 and cursed Wikileaks in '16. Who-whom even applied to national secrets. Manning should stay in jail just as others have done so for sharing our secrets. He betrayed the oaths he took. He betrayed his country.
There was one other thing. This even applies to the state of mind he was in when he did this leak. manning is trans. If one reads the section of Wikipedia on his transition and gender crisis is happens exactly as he decides to engage with Wikileaks and steal secrets. He was going through a moment of crisis, and Wikileaks carefully manipulated him to make a huge statement. Smart move on their part. It shows just how insane that gender fluid crowd is and how unstable they are.
This was the last bit to the Left falling all over itself for Manning. Manning became a celebrity LGBT figure for whistleblower/gay. Was he really blowing a whistle though or just, in his words, showing the costs of war? This is a leftist fantasy that war can be fought cleanly. He catered to the false righteousness that they engage in that truly puts our armed forces in a bind. Manning's LGBT status made it a crusade for the Left. Free this tortured soul who blew the whistles on the big bad military.
This is just another example of the Left's fight against historical America. They will celebrate the criminals, the rebels and the wreckers of what actually built America because they hate all that it stood for. Manning is just a symbol for them. A member of their team, fighting their good fight. Obama had to reward him. He was their good soldier.