Now his incarceration has been commuted and the traitor will be out of prison and free as a songbird in May of this year.
The outgoing Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter along with other top Army leaders recommended against Lame Duck President Obama commuting the bulk of Manning's sentence but giving the American people one last screwing was just too much of a temptation for Obama to pass up.
This information was discovered as Obama found himself on the defensive over his seditious decision. It's disgusting and horribly wrong. Many lawmakers of both parties are condemning this shameful decision and are warning that it sets a "dangerous precedent."
Any patriotic American's stomach turned when we heard this decision. Because of Manning's treasonous behavior, lives were lost.
It's ironic that Obama and his party attacks Russia and WikiLeaks but frees a scumbag that gave WikiLeaks classified military and government information.
Obama is expected to defend the commutation at his thankfully final press conference on Wednesday afternoon, but there is no defense for it, no honest reason that Manning should be freed.
Now the question is who else will our leftist America-hating lame duck give clemency.
As a result of Manning's traitorous actions, "Ambassadors were forced to resign, [CIA] station chiefs had to be recalled [to protect their lives], secret diplomatic cables were revealed," an official told the media.
According to defense officials, Manning's actions sped up the Arab Spring and may have contributed to the rise of ISIS.
Two intelligence sources confirmed that after some Afghanistan reports were released in 2010, the Taliban "went on a killing spree," taking out everyone fitting the description of people who may have worked with the U.S. If the report described "someone with short, dark hair, helping the U.S., the Taliban took out everyone with short dark hair. It was indiscriminate," a source told Fox News.
In Manning's pardon application, his lawyer claimed that "None of the disclosed documents caused any real damage to the United States. Instead, these documents simply embarrassed our country by revealing misconduct by the Department of Defense and unethical practices by the Department of State."
Cool--blame the victims, not the scumcrumpet who gave them up.
In total, Obama has granted clemency to 273 people but is yet to grant it to U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, another traitorous deserter who got soldiers killed trying to rescue him after he walked off his post in Afghanistan. He too asked Obama for a pardon--it's probably tearing Obama apart as to what to do, but we know what he wants to do.
If Bergdahl is pardoned, he doesn't have to go to trial in April to face charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, for which he can get life in prison.
Obama cannot be