HOT MIC: Traitor Chelsea Manning Won't Rule Out Run for Office
Liz linked to this in her Morning Briefing, but you can't absorb the full impact of the story without the picture:
The Vogue headlines screams:
Chelsea Manning Changed the Course of History. Now She’s Focusing on Herself
In the long form Vogue profile, Manning the traitor explained why he joined the military, calling it a "defiant choice":
It was the moment of the so-called surge in Iraq. The news on TV was grim. “I don’t know who I am,” she recalls in the park. “Maybe the military will allow me to figure that out.” She looks out toward the river. “It was a naive thought, but it was very real to me in 2007.”
Newsflash: The sworn
purpose of the military is purpose of the military used to be protecting the nation from enemies foreign and domestic and defending and supporting the Constitution. Period. The military is not the place to find yourself or to work out your sexual dysfunctions, although the Obama administration did everything in its power to turn it into a place for social experimentation.
Manning's next stop may be political office:
Manning does not know what her career will be. While living as Bradley Manning, she expressed an interest in running for political office. I ask whether that’s still on her mind. “I’m certainly not going to say no, and I’m certainly not going to say yes,” she says. “My goal is to use these next six months to figure out where I want to go.
“I have these values that I can connect with: responsibility, compassion,” she goes on. “Those are really foundational for me. Do and say and be who you are because, no matter what happens, you are loved unconditionally.” It’s the lesson, she says, that she wishes she learned earlier. “Unconditional love,” she says. “It is OK to be who I am.”
Awesome. Now we can watch the traitor take another oath to defend the Constitution. What could go wrong?