Your U.S. tax dollars are hard at work here, as Chelsea Manning, (born Bradley Edward Manning) the convicted U.S. soldier who leaked classified info to Wikileaks, is due to receive gender transformation surgery, on the recommendation of his/her psychiatrist.
Manning is serving a 35 year sentence for espionage in Kansas.
Just goes to show that there is no safe haven from the scorched earth liberal culture reformation, not even the military.
The 28-year-old Army private, who was born male but revealed after being convicted of espionage that she identifies as a woman, announced the hunger strike on Friday.
Manning’s treatment will begin with the surgery that was recommended by her psychologist in April, the ACLU, which represented Manning, said in a statement. Manning is held in Kansas.
No transgender inmate has ever before received gender affirming surgical treatment in prison, the ACLU said.
“I am unendingly relieved that the military is finally doing the right thing. I applaud them for that. This is all that I wanted — for them to let me be me,” Manning said in a statement, though she went on to criticize the government for taking “so long.”
Manning was convicted in 2013 and began taking hormone treatments in 2015.
… According to Manning’s representatives, doctors have recommended that as part of her treatment for gender dysphoria the soldier, who began hormone therapy in 2015, be allowed to follow “female hair grooming standards.”
ACLU staff attorney Chase Strangio said in Tuesday’s statement that the government plans to still enforce the male hair standards.
Manning, a former intelligence analyst in Iraq, was sentenced in 2013 to 35 years in prison after a military court conviction of providing more than 700,000 documents, videos, diplomatic cables and battlefield accounts to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks. The case ranked as the biggest breach of classified materials in U.S. history.
Among the files Manning leaked in 2010 was a gunsight video of a U.S. Apache helicopter firing on suspected Iraqi insurgents in 2007, an attack that killed a dozen people, including two Reuters news staff.
What do you think? Should the U.S. government pay for gender transformation surgery, to a traitor? Leave comments below.