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Manning Shows She Was Taught To Hate America

From CBS’s D.C. affiliate, WNEW:

Bradley Manning’s Letter to President Obama

August 22, 2013

FORT MEADE, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was sentenced to up to 35 years in prison for leaking an unprecedented amount of classified material to the website WikiLeaks. It is the stiffest punishment ever handed out in the U.S. for leaking to the media.

The following is text of Manning’s statement that will be sent to the president, as read by defense attorney David Coombs following Manning’s sentencing Wednesday:

The decisions that I made in 2010 were made out of a concern for my country and the world that we live in. Since the tragic events of 9/11, our country has been at war. We’ve been at war with an enemy that chooses not to meet us on any traditional battlefield, and due to this fact we’ve had to alter our methods of combating the risks posed to us and our way of life.

I initially agreed with these methods and chose to volunteer to help defend my country. It was not until I was in Iraq and reading secret military reports on a daily basis that I started to question the morality of what we were doing. It was at this time I realized that (in) our efforts to meet the risk posed to us by the enemy, we have forgotten our humanity. We consciously elected to devalue human life both in Iraq and Afghanistan. When we engaged those that we perceived were the enemy, we sometimes killed innocent civilians. Whenever we killed innocent civilians, instead of accepting responsibility for our conduct, we elected to hide behind the veil of national security and classified information in order to avoid any public accountability.

In our zeal to kill the enemy, we internally debated the definition of torture. We held individuals at Guantanamo for years without due process. We inexplicably turned a blind eye to torture and executions by the Iraqi government. And we stomached countless other acts in the name of our war on terror.

Patriotism is often the cry extolled when morally questionable acts are advocated by those in power. When these cries of patriotism drown out any logically based dissension, it is usually the American soldier that is given the order to carry out some ill-conceived mission.

Our nation has had similar dark moments for the virtues of democracy — the Trail of Tears, the Dred Scott decision, McCarthyism, and the Japanese-American internment camps — to mention a few. I am confident that many of the actions since 9/11 will one day be viewed in a similar light.

As the late Howard Zinn once said, “There is not a flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.”

The radical American-hater, Howard Zinn, whose history textbooks are used in schools all over the country.

I understand that my actions violated the law; I regret if my actions hurt anyone or harmed the United States. It was never my intent to hurt anyone. I only wanted to help people. When I chose to disclose classified information, I did so out of a love for my country and a sense of duty to others.

If you deny my request for a pardon, I will serve my time knowing that sometimes you have to pay a heavy price to live in a free society. I will gladly pay that price if it means we could have a country that is truly conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all women and men are created equal.

Just look at how Chelsea Manning views America. She excuses her treason because of the alleged sins of our past. From the ‘Trail Of Tears’ to internment of the Japanese.

And in case isn’t clear where Ms. Manning ‘learned’ all this, she even quotes from the ultra radical American-hater, Howard Zinn, whose history textbooks are used in schools all over the country. She even practically quotes Obama, when she talks about the US torturing detainees at Gitmo.

All of which shows how our kids have been taught to hate this country. And so they see nothing nothing wrong in attacking it, even betraying it.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, August 23rd, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Manning Shows She Was Taught To Hate America”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    The tyranny of the Tiny

  2. yadayada says:

    McCarthy? really? well, he exposed the commie traders in our gubmint, so I guess to libs that’s a bad thing.

    what does li’l brad say about WW2?

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