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Manning, 35 years, too little or too much?
  • KalashniKEV August 21, 2013 - 12:46 pm #84692 Reply

    There was no conviction of aiding the enemy.

    My bad, haven’t caught the news.  Unauthorized disclosure/ transmitting classified information, or whatever then.

    And stealing government secrets and then giving them away is worse than deserting.

    Really???

    That’s not for you to decide. What’s more harmful to American interests, disclosing the TPFDD data for the Army Band’s next movement, or deserting your unit in the midst of a major offensive?

    Everything is situationally dependent.

    CrystalMikey August 21, 2013 - 12:48 pm #84693 Reply

    Dear NS,

    I consider myself pretty liberal, but think he’s a traitor.  So please don’t lump me and others like me into one broad category.

    novasteve August 21, 2013 - 12:52 pm #84694 Reply

    By liberal here, I mean far left liberal. The types who defend cop killers…

    CrystalMikey August 21, 2013 - 12:53 pm #84695 Reply

    Fair enough

    Captain_Obvious August 21, 2013 - 12:54 pm #84696 Reply

    Typical NS rants.  Yep, typical…where have I heard that ?

    halj August 21, 2013 - 12:57 pm #84697 Reply

    By liberal here, I mean far left liberal. The types who defend cop killers...

    You think those accused of killing a cop should not have the right to a defense?

    novasteve August 21, 2013 - 1:02 pm #84698 Reply

    I mean defend as in “he’s innocent” after conviction and make some kind of cause of them despite being convicted. If they write a children’s book, far left lunatics love these cop killers even more.

    newty25 August 21, 2013 - 1:13 pm #84700 Reply

    I’ve only seen far right conservatives supporting Manning and Snowden.

    Jeez those people tick me off.

    novasteve August 21, 2013 - 1:16 pm #84701 Reply

    Wrong newty. You should say libertarians support snowden as well as far lefties.. Not conservatives. At least when you make stuff up, make it realistic.

    Captain_Obvious August 21, 2013 - 1:20 pm #84703 Reply

    “at least when you make stuff up, make it realistic”…BINGO !  For once in your life, take your own advice.

    Quoth the Raven August 21, 2013 - 1:23 pm #84705 Reply

    Seriously, execution?  That’s ridiculous.  Yes, he did something bad.  And he got hammered – anyone who thinks 35 years is “too soft” needs to spend a little time around a federal prison.  He’ll be almost an old man when he gets out.

    And for disclosure (as others are doing) – I’m currently active duty, and have been for the past 20 years.

    Dezlboy August 21, 2013 - 1:24 pm #84706 Reply

    @NS wrote,”By liberal here, I mean far left liberal. The types who defend cop killers..”

    No you don’t. By “liberal” or “far left liberal” or “defend cop killers” or “pay for Manning’s sex change” or any other of your broad generalizations about ill-defined “groups” you mean whatever is convenient for you at the time of your statements/questions. Futhermore, your comments are full of stereotypes. As a troll, I am hesitant to say you fit the stereotype as you are surely unique.

    novasteve August 21, 2013 - 1:28 pm #84709 Reply

    He’ll be elligible for parole starting in about 10 years.. He probably won’ serve all 35 years, plus reductions for good behavior. Very light sentence for a traitor.

    novasteve August 21, 2013 - 1:29 pm #84710 Reply

    Is it a stereotype that the ACLU is up in arms he’s been jailed let alone prosecuted, eh dezlboy?

    Quoth the Raven August 21, 2013 - 1:40 pm #84711 Reply

    Steve, as the news is reporting, his sentence far exceeds any other sentence for similar activity.  So, isn’t that a good thing?  And being eligible for parole is different from being granted parole.  For what he was convicted of, his sentence was fair.

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