Skip to comments.Bradley Manning wants to run for public office, lawyer says
Posted on 12/05/2012 10:16:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
If he doesn't spend the rest of his life in prison, Pfc. Bradley Manning wants go to college and perhaps run for public office, his lawyer, David E. Coombs, told supporters of the former Army intelligence analyst.
Manning is accused of illegally giving hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables and classified reports about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the website WikiLeaks. He faces 22 criminal charges and could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted.
"He's confident things will turn out OK for him," Coombs said Monday, standing in a wooden pulpit in the All Souls Church Unitarian, in front of two large posters printed with Manning's photograph and the words "Free Bradley."
Coombs described Manning, 24, as "very encouraged" by the way the pretrial hearings in his case are going. The trial is tentatively scheduled to start in March.
Coombs said he speaks on the phone with Manning every week, and described him as "one of the most intelligent people I have ever met."
"He is a young man, obviously, and with this has limited experiences," Coombs said.
Last week, Coombs asked the military judge in the case, Col. Denise Lind, to dismiss the charges against Manning, arguing that his nine-month solitary confinement in a Marine brig in Quantico, Va., was illegal punishment. The judge has not yet ruled on the motion...
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Well, he is an anti-American douchebag with criminal charges against him, so he can easily rise to a leadership position in the Democrat Party.
traitors are supposed to be shot.....
Manning should run for Commissar.
He’s also a homosexual and transexual, so he’s golden as far as the Dems are concerned. That’s probably why his lawyer was at that Unitarian church.
Make that Rump-Ranging Commissar
Shouldn’t Keel-hauled be included in the “tour”?
How about Mayor of Kandahar?
He’ll fit right in in Congress.. or the Senate... or any appointed position in the Obama administration, I’m sure.
I thought Blazing Saddles settled that issue.
It appears as though Coombs hasn't met anybody even remotely intelligent, then. All this loser Manning had to do, to obtain what he wanted was to merely wait six months to a year, doing absolutely nothing. Instead he took classified materiel, and gave it out in an apparent hissy fit.
If *that* is considered 'intelligent' by Coombs, then Coombs doesn't understand the definition of the word, "intelligent"...
You have to have a 110 GT score to qualify to become an intelligence analyst in the US Army. I know this because I was one. That’s the same score you need for West Point, OCS, ROTC, etc. Having said that, a high IQ doesn’t mean you’re wise or will make good choices. I cannot imagine anyone I went through school with or worked beside doing anything like PFC Manning did.
Let's be frank, it was a sissy fit.
Why is this guy still breathing?
“Pfc. Bradley Manning wants go to college and perhaps run for public office,”
Yeah well, How does it feel to want, TRAITOR?!
The Democrat Party is alwasy looking for few good queens!
Our Comrade-In-Chief wants to establish some new cabinet positions...how about “ Secretary of Treason” for this fine young man?
Give him death by bunga if he is convicted. He is a traitor.
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