Friday, August 23, 2013

AND TO DIGRESS JUST A LITTLE - TGIF

I see that Private Bradley Manning, sentenced to 35 years in the Slammer at Fort Leavenworth (The US Army Military Prison) for leaking sensitive material to Wikileaks, has declared his want to become a woman to be known henceforth as Chelsea.

You can see it all here.         Would have thought this might be a challenging 'position' to adopt in big, rough, tough, Fort Leavenworth ... or perhaps not.

2 comments:

Marc said...

Locked up in a women's prison for 35 yrs.

Well played Pte Bradley Manning.

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Private Manning will never get away with it!

Corporal Klinger didn't.

The Veteran said...

Marc ... Leavenworth is certainly not a "women's prison". It is a maximum-security prison designed to cater for enlisted personnel serving sentences of ten years or more as well as for officers and those convicted of offences relating to national security (so I guess Manning qualifies on two counts).

Private Manning (trans) remains as Private Manning (male) in the eyes of the military and will be treated as such. The 'Klinger copout' won't work.