Hillary Clinton’s negligence as Secretary of State was far worse than one million Chelsea Mannings combined. Yet, Hillary “travails around the country” at fake campaign events with fake crowds, hoisted up in front of a green screen, while Manning sits in prison for life– and now most certainly in solitary confinement after his recent failed suicide attempt.
When Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, Manning released both State Department and Department of Defense documents to Wikileaks in 2010. Yet this classified information is considered worse than that which Hillary lost on her email servers and multiple phones and nonsecure computers? About which she lied under oath? Multiple times? And her failed memory excuses her treason, whereas a lesser offense results in solitary confinement for life?
Last week the Guardian reported that the Army may punish Manning with “indefinite solitary confinement” for his suicide attempt last month after being sentenced to roughly 35 years in prison, the largest sentence of its kind in history. Manning also began a hunger strike in protest for not receiving much needed medical treatment in prison for his gender dysphoria.
Obama has said that solitary confinement is an “affront to humanity,” (which apparently doesn’t apply to Manning.)
But then again, only some laws apply to those outside of Obama’s inner circle.
After Manning’s failed suicide attempt, he cried out for help, posting on Fight for the Future’s website:
I need help. I needed help earlier this year. I was driven to suicide by the lack of care for my gender dysphoria that I have been desperate for. I didn’t get any. I still haven’t gotten any.”
Fight for the Future created a petition supporters can sign to protest Manning’s punishment.
The Guardian notes that Manning “has already spent more time in prison that any other whistleblower or leaker in history. Far from deserving punishment for her cry for help, she deserves to be released. She has suffered enough.”
Manning’s legal team is challenging the constitutionality of the Espionage Act, which was misapplied to him, as he was not working as a spy for a foreign government.
Most Americans would agree.