Thursday, January 19, 2017

#NotAllVets headline: "Vets Slam Obama's Decision to Shorten Manning's Sentence."

Well, not all of us by a damn sight.

Veterans of Foreign Wars national commander Brian Duffy covers himself and his organization in shame when he says that

President Obama has upended the entire military justice system .... To release from prison former Army Pvt. Bradley Manning, who was sentenced to serve 35 years for releasing three-quarters of a million classified and sensitive military and diplomatic communiques, is offensive to everyone who has ever honorably served in uniform.

Even setting aside Duffy's gratuitous gender poke, Chelsea Manning's actions were the very definition of honorable service in uniform. If the US armed forces in the 21st century can claim a single heroic face, that face is hers.

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