Skip to comments.Ron Paul: Manning ‘should be released’
Posted on 08/22/2013 4:34:00 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
Former Rep. Ron Paul believes that Chelsea Manning previously known as Bradley Manning has done enough time in custody for the WikiLeaks scandal and should be released.
Paul, who made his comments at a Reddit AMA session on Thursday, agreed that Manning shouldve been punished for practicing civil disobedience and breaking the law, but Mannings time served until now, as well as the other factors in the case, should prompt Mannings release.
He deserves some punishment, but he has already received (in my estimation) excessive amounts of punishment. He has been in prison for over 3 years as well as tortured, and most military personnel who are caught committing war crimes never receive any penalties. Paul wrote when asked about Mannings sentence.
I think he should be released now, that he has done us a great service by letting the people know the truth[. Hes] a whistleblower in my estimation (even the courts did not charge him with aiding the enemy), and I believe his goal was to inform the American people of the truth about what was happening in the Iraq / Afghanistan Wars, the veteran politician who now runs his own Internet show wrote.
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Paul should be committed.
Ron Paul is correct. The US Government is the enemy of freedom.
Paul is nuttier than squirrel poop.
Given where the socialists and RINOs have led us I really want to support Libertarians when I can as I believe this country needs a strong dose of “leave me the Hell alone” inserted into the mix. Then crazy crap like this comes out. I hope Rand doesn’t want to release Manning.
Ron Paul dissed Chris Kyle and thinks She-Manning is the cats meow
was Paul correct about Chris Kyle too?
Poor Rand. I almost feel sorry for him. He needs to have a talk with his dad. If Rand has any shot in ‘16... Ron needs to be sent to the rest home now.
Ron Paul is my enemy.
He is as crazy as a rabid she-bat, senile, or both.
Yes. Or better yet, put in the cell next to Manning.
Who’s Chelsea Manning?
How long before the Ron Paul defenders show up? I put Ronnie right up there with Jimmah on the whacko scale.
He can’t keep his mouth shut, can he. No matter the amount that this will reflect on his son and their common political heritage, he still has to take the contrarian position on everything that comes up.
Libertarians on the street are okay guys — we even sometimes agree. But their icons are often nuts.
Only up to the Jimmah level?
I put him with Lyndon LaRouche
Well last time I said something less than flattering about Ron Paul I was accused of attacking Rand and got mugged.
Released? The creepy little perv should be lined up against a concrete wall and executed.
Although, I guess having him around at least serves as an apt and farcical symbol of the pathetic faggotization of the military.
As for Ron Paul... hero Chris Kyle is murdered, and Paul thinks Kyle got what he deserved. But a traitor like Manning, who releases a wealth of military secrets because he’s in a homo hissy-fit, is somehow honorable? Ron Paul is truly a cracked nut.