August 23rd, 2013
04:08 PM ET

Bradley Manning wants to live as a woman

Convicted spy Bradley Manning wants to get hormone therapy in prison. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.

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  1. chapalody

    I guess no one think it's strange for the first thing out of Manning's mouth is that he wants to be called Chelsea and his lawyer said the first thing their going to do is get Manning the treatments he needs to become a woman. It's as if Manning knew he wasn't going to get a death sentence and he did all this just to get his treatments. Does Manning seem to be bothered about prison life. Not at all. Whose going to be surprised if Manning comes out and says it never was about releasing classified information. It was about getting his treatments to be a woman.

    August 26, 2013 at 1:28 am | Reply
  2. john smith

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    August 25, 2013 at 12:14 am | Reply
  3. California

    Where's the article about the black racist that killed Chris Lane?

    August 24, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Reply
    • George patton

      Are you sure California, that this thug just got bored with the rest of his friends and just decided to murder someone out of sheer boredom rather than being a racist who simply hated whites? Since we're all living in such a sick society these days, it's hard to tell!

      August 25, 2013 at 11:47 am | Reply
      • California

        I'm positive it was a racial issue. His twitter account is all the proof anyone needs. I'm sure the left will continue their racist ways and ignore this fact.

        August 25, 2013 at 11:15 pm |
  4. Clarke

    Thank you Rebecca, I couldn't agree more. Some of these people's comments are very scary, and I think they should be put away or get some serious therapy.

    August 24, 2013 at 8:56 pm | Reply
    • George patton

      I tend to agree with both you and Rebecca, Clarke. These anti-Bradley comments here are themselves indicative of what a sick society that we're all living in!!!

      August 25, 2013 at 11:49 am | Reply
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  6. spirittoo

    What he did was commit an act of heroism for exposing the WAR CRIMES the US committed against civilians.

    August 24, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Reply
  7. George patton

    I see no point in Manning making his s exual preferences public; if wants to live like a woman, he should get a mechanical del do in mail order, no one needs to know what he is going to do next 35 years.

    August 24, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Reply
    • StanCalif

      Manning is going to have a whole lot of "fun" living in Leavenworth as a woman! Hope he can get paid for his "services"!!!

      August 24, 2013 at 1:15 pm | Reply
    • spirittoo

      Manning isn't the one bringing out these reports it's the corporate media and the government so you don't focus on the FACT that the us/israel/nato ARE COMMITTING WAR CRIMES. Instead of focusing on the message which is far more important they focus on the messenger to distract from the real issue. WAR CRIMES BEING COMMITTED.

      August 24, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Reply
      • George patton

        Well said, spirittoo. Never mind my Tea Partying troll friend above. He does this to me all the time. Let's just hope that this idiot doesn't start in on you, too.

        August 24, 2013 at 1:48 pm |
      • George patton

        ignore above comment by muslim brotherhood member.

        August 24, 2013 at 2:01 pm |
  8. Phillip

    If he wants to live as a woman, become a woman, or whatever that's his business. But, he first needs to serve his prison term and pay for his crimes. And the taxpayers/military shouldn't be on the hook for any of it, just like it's his decision to be a woman, he gets to pay the bill.

    August 24, 2013 at 10:46 am | Reply
    • spirittoo

      Newsflash ...IT IS NOT A CRIME TO REPORT WAR CRIMES BEING COMMITTED BY THE US. If anyone needs to go to jail it's the congress, the president, the banksters, the MIC, PNAC and the Bilderberg group.

      August 24, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Reply
      • U.S.M.C. 1371

        Newsflash.......its a crime to give away classified info. I agree with why he was doing it but how he did it makes him a traitor.

        August 24, 2013 at 8:24 pm |
      • spirittoo

        Newsflash ... U.S.M.C 1371 doesn't know the meaning of traitor ...

        [quote]Your right he shouldn't be in prison he committed treason he should be exicuted[/quote]

        A traitor is someone that give aid and comfort to the enemy and that charge was drop ... so you obviously don't know what you are talking about. The only way it would be true is "we the people" are the enemy. The kangaroo court knew that wouldn't fly so they had to drop it.

        You are not fooling the people that are paying attention to the real issue ... THE US IS COMMITTING WAR CRIMES.

        August 25, 2013 at 1:34 pm |
  9. Clarke

    Has he always wanted to be a women, or is this new. Let us see how this falls under the8th Amendment as medically necessary. This is just crazy!

    August 24, 2013 at 7:39 am | Reply
    • spirittoo

      What is crazy is Manning wrongly being imprisoned for reporting WAR CRIMES being committed by the US. He is a HERO not a criminal.

      August 24, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Reply
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    August 23, 2013 at 8:05 pm | Reply
  11. Random

    Hell no, he should have thought about that before he decided to do what he did. There is no way im paying for him to become a girl. He is going to prison in prision he can pretend he is a girl. You lose your rights in prison. Do they let inmates get boobjobs? how about plastic surgery they dont need? hell no. Not on our dime, not till he is out of prison.

    August 23, 2013 at 7:24 pm | Reply
    • spirittoo

      He shouldn't even be in prison ... the people who committed the WAR CRIMES he exposed should be in prison Manning should be given a metal. The only reason he isn't because the congress and high levels of us government are completely and totally corrupted.

      August 24, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Reply
      • U.S.M.C. 1371

        Your right he shouldn't be in prison he committed treason he should be exicuted.

        August 24, 2013 at 8:27 pm |
      • spirittoo

        U.S.M.C.1317 ".its a crime to give away classified info. I agree with why he was doing it but how he did it makes him a traitor.

        War crimes are not classified and to suggest they are is misleading in the least.

        BRADLY MANNING COMMITTED NO CRIME. He is an American Hero. There should be a parade in his honor while the war criminal are put in prison.

        August 25, 2013 at 1:43 pm |
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  14. Chuck

    This guy is a perfect representative of Obama's military

    August 23, 2013 at 6:25 pm | Reply
    • You're

      I'm not sure if I should laugh at this, mainly because the sad fact of how true it is.

      August 23, 2013 at 7:04 pm | Reply
    • Rebecca

      This is NOT Obama's military, it is the United States' military.

      August 24, 2013 at 10:19 am | Reply
    • spirittoo

      I certainly hope he is ... one that isn't afraid to expose the war crimes being committed by the US ... one that refuses to commit war crimes in the name of corporate interested. Manning is a true American Hero.

      August 24, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Reply
  15. Fancy Hook

    In another breaking news, Bradley Manning's approval rating has jumped to 100% in muslim countries.

    August 23, 2013 at 5:51 pm | Reply
    • George patton

      The same thing sorely needs to happen here in this country too, Fancy Hook. After all, Pfc. Bradford Manning did us all a great service by uncovering some of the filthy things things that went on in Iraq by our military thugs over there. His conviction is truly a national disgrace!!!

      August 23, 2013 at 7:13 pm | Reply
      • U.S.M.C. 1371

        It sure is he should have been marched from the courtroom to the fireing squad

        August 24, 2013 at 10:40 pm |
  16. George patton

    That's the least they can do for Bradley Manning after they sent him to prison for 35 years for doing the right thing. On the other hand, Robert Bale who went on a murderous rampage in Afghanistan last year, probably won't even do half the time that Bradley Manning will since he only went out and killed Afghan civilians. The military judges have no sense of right or wrong since they're all right-wing fanatics just like the German Nazis were!!!

    August 23, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Reply
    • You're

      Citations needed, your rhetoric is pathetic.

      August 23, 2013 at 7:03 pm | Reply
      • Rebecca

        Bradley Manning wanting to be a woman is creepy... but not quite as creepy as the violent remarks posted on here.

        August 24, 2013 at 10:21 am |
    • StanCalif

      Yes, Bale "got off" simply because we (like Israel) consider "everyone else" to be less than human!
      Bale's light sentence is a disgrace! He should face a firing squad!

      August 24, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Reply
  17. Rich

    Then he'll be the perfect "hero" for liberals everywhere.

    August 23, 2013 at 5:09 pm | Reply
    • Pete

      @Rich,hey want a date with Manning or Chelsea ,we'll be happy to get you two together and we'll pay the bill including the motel!!Just a liberal trying to make your dream become a reality bud,happy endings!!

      August 23, 2013 at 5:25 pm | Reply
  18. davecu

    "Manning wants to get hormone therapy in prison"

    And I want a breakfast bj with my coffee.
    Who has a better shot at it. Hint: NOT Bradley.

    August 23, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Reply
    • U.S.M.C. 1371

      Where he is going he will be treated like a female if he likes it or not. I just hope one of them shanks him when they are done.

      August 23, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Reply
      • davecu

        No! Too easy.
        I want him and others like him to prefer death before dishonor.

        August 23, 2013 at 9:06 pm |
      • U.S.M.C. 1371

        Like he has the courage

        August 24, 2013 at 12:01 am |
      • Rebecca

        Your comments are creepier than Manley wanting to become a woman... he's pathetic... you are scary.

        August 24, 2013 at 10:23 am |
      • George patton

        Well said, Rebecca. These hateful, Bradley hating Tea Partiers here disgust me, too! I guess that these fools are all caught up in the current right-wing lynch mob mentality which is sweeping the country these days!!!

        August 24, 2013 at 1:53 pm |
      • spirittoo

        I think it would be far more interesting to watch someone "shanks" you ...

        BRADLY MANNING EXPOSED WAR CRIMES COMMITTED BY THE US AND IS AN AMERICAN HERO.

        August 25, 2013 at 1:46 pm |
      • janice

        what's wrong with your thinking...brainwashed maybe?

        August 29, 2013 at 4:48 pm |

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