I wholeheartedly agree. What Chelsea/Bradley did for this country took bravery and guts. If there is no medal for her, her heart will be her medal.
Originally posted on The Salt Lake Daily Issue:
Among those touting “I AM Bradley Manning,” I saw little reason to abandon my support for him because he now wishes to publicly acknowledge gender identity issues, and assume the outward persona of a woman. In fact, I can only assume she’s one hell of a tough gal – who’s inner strength of conviction has stood her in good stead. Especially as she’s managed to hold her head up – and hold it all together – while awaiting sentencing on her conviction for espionage.
I’ve been especially impressed by statements she’s made, acknowledging she always knew there was a price to be paid for her actions. Even though many, on all sides, know she performed a much-needed service, by exposing the wanton recklessness and callous disregard for human life that has been allowed to run rampant among our Air Cavalry Forces – in all those theaters of…
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