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Manning seeks presidential pardon in WikiLeaks case

Sep 4, 2013, 01:40 pm CDT


Why not? After all our Dear Leader promised to have the most transparent administration in the history of the Republic.

By Fred on 2013 09 04, 5:40 pm CDT

No doubt Manning thought adopting the name “Chelsea” and trying to be a woman would compel a Democrat to grant a pardon.  We will see.  Oddly, Manning’s lawyer is still using the pronoun “him.”  Must not be an ABA member.

By B. McLeod on 2013 09 04, 6:17 pm CDT

I predict the President will just ignore this.  He is under no obligation even to acknowledge its receipt, much less reply.  Manning is not a whistleblower, he just likes to claim he is.  Diplomats are entitled to candid evaluations of situations.  Transparency in such internal communications is a vice, not a virtue.

Too bad Clinton wasn’t paying attention when he pardoned Marc Rich.  Unbelievably stupid move for a Rhodes scholar.

By Walt Fricke on 2013 09 05, 12:10 pm CDT


I don’t think that word means what you think it means. Manning revealed all sorts of lies that had been told by our Government. Sounds like a whistleblower to me.

By Fred on 2013 09 05, 5:12 pm CDT

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By B. McLeod on 2013 09 05, 6:11 pm CDT

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