Skip to comments.Pentagon OKs Manning transfer for gender treatment
Posted on 05/13/2014 10:19:57 PM PDT by Salman
WASHINGTON (AP) In an unprecedented move, the Pentagon is trying to transfer convicted national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison so she can get treatment for her gender disorder, defense officials said.
Manning, formerly named Bradley, was convicted of sending classified documents to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. The soldier has asked for hormone therapy and to be able to live as a woman.
The request was the first ever made by a transgender military inmate and set up a dilemma for the Defense Department: How to treat a soldier for a diagnosed disorder without violating long-standing military policy. Transgenders are not allowed to serve in the U.S. military and the Defense Department does not provide such treatment, but Manning can't be discharged from the service while serving his 35-year prison sentence.
Some officials have said privately that keeping the soldier in a military prison and unable to have treatment could amount to cruel and unusual punishment.
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“Pvt. Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison so she can get treatment for her gender disorder, defense officials said.”
Bradley Manning, his disorder.
How about "It"?
The AP just said the transgendered are disordered.
Someone will apologize soon and be fired.
And THIS is exactly why Hagel is about to let in the trannys. They enlist, get free sex changes at taxpayer expense.
We have Vets with Combat Injuries and the priority of the Unites States Government is some convicted ex-service members gender therapy? Fire Hagel NOW!!! Put Shim, Herm, whatever, in Leavenworth and stop playing games.
He doesn't need "treatment" other than a little time with a shrink perhaps.
Our country is now run by adult children whose "make believe" games include making believe that a man is a woman.
Which is exactly how they should be mocked in comment sections and letters to the editor non stop.
The Russians would have executed this little creep by now.
He needs hormone replacement therapy? Sure - just make certain those high-velocity hormone “injections” have a very high dosage of lead. That should cure “its” confusion up pronto.
so it is cruel and unusual punishment to NOT perform sex change operations for prisoners???? What the heck???
He’s not an “ex-service member” rather he is a Private E-1 serving a 35 year sentence, whereupon he will be discharged with a dishonorable discharge. Of course, at the rate things are going, he will receive “gender reassignment” surgery, be pardoned and be Hillary Clinton’s running mate in 2016.
Hagel is only doing what Obama and his insider Czars want. He was shopped for that very reason, to be a sufficiently working puppet, able to do whatever his puppet-masters demand. This is also way John Kerry is in place.
I’ve got a Bowie knife....
The media is so dishonest.
Dr. Kutcherpekerov approves of the gender reassignment.
Legally and technically your right he’s in the military. I just hate seeing the rank of E-1 stained by the likes of that person. Really there should be an E-0 designation solely for convicted service members doing time to separate them from honorable recruits just coming in.
Imagine how I feel, sharing the exact MOS that he holds.
so it is cruel and unusual punishment to NOT perform sex change operations for prisoners???? What the heck???Not a total ass-pull. Withholding medical treatment, see?
That's how far we've come.
Agreed. We'll need a Solomon to clean up Obama and associates mess. That is if our nation last that long.
There's a difference of serving with honor and dishonor.
Then announce "There now, you are officially only a receiver as you wished to be!".
Her? It’s like 1984. These people have lost their freaking minds.
BS total and complete BS.....
Klinger was years ahead of his time.
Let him stay a boy for the duration of his sentence.
That should be punishment enough.
If he starts imagining he’s Jesus Christ are they going to find him some disciples?
How about a bullet for treason?
They even get dressed up as brides & grooms!
This is ludicrous. The only intervention he should receive is psychotherapy; obviously, he has a lot of issues, which he is trying to quash by having the physical evidence of a significant portion of his identity physically removed.
Much of a person’s identity is tied up in his or her gender. When a person wants to be physically mutilated so as to appear superficially to be a person of the opposite gender, it is a sign of profound self-hatred. Such self-loathing cannot actually be treated by physical mutilation—it must be treated by behavioral therapy.
I am not convinced that Manning is worth treating, but if he *must* be treated, how about actually treating him? Does anyone think his self-hatred will disappear just because he is physically mutilated?
The mollycoddling of this guy knows no bounds. He’s a traitor, plain and simple, and should have been given the needle.
The only treatment he needs is a .357 lead injection to the forehead. That would solve all his problems, and a significant number of ours.
Sometimes I think I woke up in a parallel universe. I never thought I'd see the day where prisoners would be allowed to have sex changes at taxpayer expense.
Convicted felon, traitor decides “he” wants to be a “she”, DOD bends over backwards for “him” (pun intended)...
Hundreds of honorable, self-sacrificing vets DIE because of VA fraud.....
What is the point of incarcerating a guy for 35 years with an eye to punishment and then bending over backward to make sure he is happy there? I’m scratching my head on that one.
Call me nutty, but I thought that when someone has a disorder, you treat them in order to RECOVER from the disorder, not succumb to it????
Bradley is now Chelsea
Barak ....soon to be Chewbaca?