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USA Politics Thunderdome


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It would be interesting to understand the degree to which this individual, who by all accounts was a complete social and professional misfit while in uniform, has developed any kind of coherent political or philosophical position, or whether he has merely been co-opted and indoctrinated by those who want to exploit his status as a left-wing martyr figure. I have yet to hear anything come out of his mouth resembling a sophisticated, articulate thought in the NatSec or civil liberties conversation.

Obviously, this is a PR stunt - AKA, attention whoring.


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May 2010, in theater, Manning got into an altercation with another soldier and punched that person in the face. (S)he was reduced in grade a few weeks later. I believe the arrest for espionage came a few weeks after this event.