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August 21, 2013 - 7:36 am

Traitor Bradley Manning has been sentenced to just 35 years in prison, of the 90 years that he could have been given.

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison after being convicted of espionage and other charges in connection with a massive leak of classified material.

The judge in the case, Army Col. Denise Lind, announced the sentence in a military courtroom in Fort Meade, Md.

He also received a dishonorable discharge, will forfeit his pay and benefits and was reduced in rank.

Manning faced a maximum of 90 years in prison after his conviction last month on charges of espionage, theft and fraud.

Manning was convicted of the largest leak of classified material in U.S. history and was at the center of a growing debate over government secrecy.

Manning got people killed, and betrayed the trust that the military had placed in him. During the trial, his defense team tried to argue that he was nuts because he pulled a Klinger. He’ll serve at least two-thirds of his sentence. That’s not nearly enough time in jail, given the magnitude of his crimes.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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I just read that Manning will be having a sex change to make him into his "true" gender, a woman. Given that he's starting a 35 year prison sentence, who pays for the sex change? I understand sex changes involve extensive counselling, powerful drugs and, eventually, surgery to "correct" his genitalia. I'm Canadian but if I were an American taxpayer I would really resent having to pay good tax dollars to help a convicted traitor exercise this whim.
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Uh, I think you mean Chelsea Manning.
1 year ago
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It's plenty of time. Cupcake did what he did because he was too precious to hack being a REMF. Exactly how long to you think Twinkles is going to last in prison?
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What? How much time is enough time? 70 years? Embalmed and placed on display in the National Hall of Shame (one of hallowed halls of Congress) for as close to forever as we can manage?

You want him drawn and quartered too?

1 year ago
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Drawn and quartered for being a traitor? Sounds about right.
1 year ago
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This is almost to much prison time for him to become a Northwestern University Professor of Law. Oh cruel fate.
1 year ago
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Try "...too much time...'
1 year ago
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A simple hanging should suffice.
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