In today’s department of “Ain’t Gonna Happen,” Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning has requested a presidential pardon. The request is either for a commutation of his/her 35-year sentence to time served or an outright pardon.
Perhaps try again in 2017 with President Rand Paul…
He was a Chelsea Manning,
And the first thing that he heard
Were guards outside his window…
Bradley Manning wants to become a woman and be known as Chelsea Manning. Maybe he thinks he can sneak out of Leavenworth that way?
Meanwhile, the NYT has an editorial denouncing his sentence as “excessive.”
Bradley Manning has been sentenced to 35 years. I realize what he did was wrong, and he needs to be punished, but 35 years seems too harsh to me.
Pfc. Bradley Manning has been found not guilty of aiding the enemy in his court martial for divulging classified documents to WikiLeaks.
Manning had already pleaded guilty to 10 of the 22 counts against him, and today was found guilty of almost all the remaining lesser charges.