Think of all the brave men and women who serve honorably in our military. Harvard University just insulted all of them by giving a job to a convicted spy and traitor.
FOX News reports:
Harvard makes convicted spy Chelsea Manning a ‘fellow,’ igniting firestorm
Former CIA Acting Director Michael Morell on Thursday announced his resignation as a senior fellow at Harvard after the university named U.S. Army soldier-turned-convicted felon Chelsea Manning a visiting fellow.
Manning reacted to Morell’s resignation with a one-word Tweet: “good.”
— Chelsea E. Manning (@xychelsea) September 14, 2017
Manning will take on the role at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, the school said on its website.
“She speaks on the social, technological and economic ramifications of Artificial Intelligence,” the Harvard announcement said. “As a trans woman, she advocates for queer and transgender rights as @xychelsea on Twitter.”
Morell, a former CIA deputy director who twice served as acting director, announced his resignation from Harvard’s Belfer Center was a result of Manning’s appointment, saying he couldn’t be part of an organization “that honors convicted felon and leaker of classified information.”
“Senior leaders in our military have stated publicly that the leaks by Ms. Manning put the lives of U.S. soldiers at risk,” Morell said. “I have an obligation in my conscience — and I believe to the country — to stand against any efforts to justify leaks of sensitive national security information.”
Harvard should be ashamed. Chelsea Manning does not deserve rewards.