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Bradley Manning wants to run for public office, lawyer says
The Los Angeles Times ^ | December 4, 2012 | Brian Bennett

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...

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: army; congress; homosexualagenda; military; traitor; treason; unitarians; wikileaks
Well, the CIA needs a new director...
1 posted on 12/05/2012 10:17:13 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


2 posted on 12/05/2012 10:20:45 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

traitors are supposed to be shot.....


3 posted on 12/05/2012 10:23:47 PM PST by Nifster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Manning should run for Commissar.


4 posted on 12/05/2012 10:24:04 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Army Air Corps

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.


5 posted on 12/05/2012 10:24:11 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
HE SHOULD BE HUNG, DRAWN AND QUARTERED. But then we live in a touchy fecal time.
6 posted on 12/05/2012 10:24:38 PM PST by Domangart
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To: Paladin2

Make that Rump-Ranging Commissar


7 posted on 12/05/2012 10:24:49 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Domangart

Shouldn’t Keel-hauled be included in the “tour”?


8 posted on 12/05/2012 10:26:22 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about Mayor of Kandahar?


9 posted on 12/05/2012 10:38:31 PM PST by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’ll fit right in in Congress.. or the Senate... or any appointed position in the Obama administration, I’m sure.


10 posted on 12/05/2012 10:41:36 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Domangart
Hanged. It's important to get the verb forms correct.

I thought Blazing Saddles settled that issue.

/johnny

11 posted on 12/05/2012 10:50:44 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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."

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"...

the infowarrior

12 posted on 12/05/2012 10:53:19 PM PST by infowarrior
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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.


13 posted on 12/05/2012 11:17:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: infowarrior
"gave it out in an apparent hissy fit."

Let's be frank, it was a sissy fit.

14 posted on 12/05/2012 11:32:06 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why is this guy still breathing?


15 posted on 12/05/2012 11:32:23 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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“Pfc. Bradley Manning wants go to college and perhaps run for public office,”

Yeah well, How does it feel to want, TRAITOR?!


16 posted on 12/06/2012 2:30:31 AM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Democrat Party is alwasy looking for few good queens!


17 posted on 12/06/2012 2:34:56 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Our Comrade-In-Chief wants to establish some new cabinet positions...how about “ Secretary of Treason” for this fine young man?


18 posted on 12/06/2012 4:39:35 AM PST by loveitor.. ("I will leave with the greatest love for this country of ours..." Ronald Reagan)
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To: Nifster

Give him death by bunga if he is convicted. He is a traitor.


19 posted on 12/06/2012 4:44:29 AM PST by toolman1401
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
perfect RAT resume...
20 posted on 12/06/2012 4:51:11 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Is his lawyer any relation to Alan Coombs??


21 posted on 12/06/2012 5:11:48 AM PST by CMailBag
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There must be an opening for him in San Francisco.


22 posted on 12/06/2012 7:08:01 AM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: CMailBag
wouldn't surprise me
23 posted on 12/06/2012 3:48:07 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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