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    Army Leaker Chelsea Manning on Obama's 'Short List' for Commutation

    President Obama has put Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst serving a 35-year sentence for leaking classified material, on his short list for a possible commutation, a Justice Department source told NBC News.

    A decision could come as soon as Wednesday for Manning, who has tried to commit suicide twice this year and went on a hunger strike in a bid for gender reassignment surgery.

    “I have more hope right now than I have the entire time since she was sentenced,” Manning’s aunt, Deborah Manning, told NBC News.

    “I do think it’s the last hope for a while.”

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/army-leaker-chelsea-manning-obama-s-short-list-commutation-n705441

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  • tk2kewl (1474 posts)
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    1. That would be great

    Do it

  • beemerphill (101 posts)
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    2. Manning deserves a pardon.

    And the stupid bastard that put Manning in a position that handled classified information should be discharged. Manning was way too messed up to ever be in that job. Some one really screwed up there.

    • Mom Cat (6043 posts)
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      3. She sure was messed up! She had a conscience!

      What she saw needed to be revealed. I hope that the sentence is commuted or pardoned.  Just let her be free!

           NEVER FORGET      BERNIE WON!          
      • roguevalley (1179 posts)
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        11. someone wants to save their legacy. some-onnne wants to

        save their legggggacccccy. Dipshit. Add Leonard Peltier and Don Siegelman among others. Snowdon. That kid who took a picture on a sub not noticing the secret stuff in the snap, got a new phone, that phone was discovered when it landed with someone else and he is in prison for 16 years for ‘disclosing’ classified info. Fuckers. all of them. Obama is the fucker-in-chief. Maybe he can pardon all the dead people he made in his campaigns for the crime of being in their homes when they fell.

        Remember, remember, the Fifth of November, the Gunpowder treason and plot! I know of no reason why the Gunpowder treason should ever be forgot! -V
  • dlegendary1 (725 posts)
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    4. Can we add Don Siegelman to that list?

    Speaking of political prisoners.

  • Bearian (390 posts)
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    5. If Obama cared why did he allow the prison to torture Manning?

    • Hydra (241 posts)
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      16. We know he doesn't

      But if this gets Chelsea out of the cage, I’m not going to argue.

  • Blackspade (2372 posts)
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    6. I would be stunned.

    Obama has not shown himself to be able to take a political punch.

    • Pastiche (450 posts)
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      12. It stunned me that it was his short list

      My 1st thought was, is he teasing us?

  • Iwillnevergiveup (397 posts)
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    8. A free Chelsea

    would make my day….actually, my YEAR!

    "Tyrants don't care if you believe them, they just want you to succumb to doubt." Peter Maass
  • senz (4714 posts)
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    10. Oh I hope so.

    They have treated her horribly.  She never deserved it.

  • libodem (970 posts)
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    13. Okay

    I’m praying to the nearest Diety out there to save my friend, Chelsea.

    This is when I miss having religion. I just send vibes to the Universe, cosmos, and Infinity.

    Goddess I hope something sticks. I credit Christ as a Master of some kind who tried to teach us to love one another. But I’m not a Christian.

    I’ve never ascribed to much of the Old Testiment except as a Hebrew historical, but God, if you are out there being a husband to the Goddess, you know my heart, and kniw I wish if I’d been born into a belief system, I’d love to have been born Jewish. I can’t believe my good Jewish friend chose to be a Christian and she can’t believe I would love to be a Jew.

    However one reaches the ear of the most powerful Diety: Please let Chelsea and Leonard Peltier go free.

    Amen

     

  • bpilgrim (74 posts)
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    14. The deep state won't allow it…

    they fear the flood gates opening (as well they should – the fascist pricks)

  • tonyl (665 posts)
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    15. I always have a problem with the word PARDON ..

    as if this is supposed to be some kind of largesse that the powerful stoop to hand out. Certainly in the case of Chelsea Manning, she, in all her goodness, should pardon THEM.

    How it is possible for these cynical people – right up to the judges who permitter her prosecution and passed judgement upon her – to think that they have ANY right to do what they did speaks of how badly perverted the ‘nation of laws’ has become.

    Chelsea Manning ought to be accorded a medal and all honour for showing her people and the world what it means to have a conscience.

    Because you cant have integrity occasionally
  • awoke in 2003 (410 posts)
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    17. I hope it happens. nt

    Call me Owen
  • jdpriestly (4364 posts)
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    18. I'll be praying for him. And for Assange and Snowden.

    They are truthtellers all.  The saints of our society.

    Victims of the modern-day, American inquisition.  That’s how I see it.

     

    No Truth!  No Trust!  Bernie or Bust!