With each passing day, my admiration for Private Chelsea Manning has grown. Her enemies have attempted to use her struggle with gender as a way of discrediting his ideas. Instead of blasting them for an invasion of privacty or being outraged, Private Manning, with dignity, just simly came out as a Transgender person, Private Manning has respectfully requested that he be known as Chelsea Manning. She hope to undergo hormone treatments in prison.
From day one, Chelsea Manning has shown extraordinary courage under the most brutal circumstances. She never thought refuge in a foreign embassy, attempted to become a celebrity by self promotion, and certainly was willing to abide the consequences of her actions.
The early days of prison for the young soldier were total hell with enforced isolation, being forced to be naked for twenty-four hours a day, lengthy and endless interrogations. Rarely has such outrageous treatment been accorded to a person who simply wanted the American people to know the truth. The truth was about domestic spying or lists of spies it was mostly about killing civilians in warfare, lies told to the American public to justify increase military actions and the deceit of public servants.
She has my respect and other whistle blowers could lead dignity and honor by her behavior.