Friday, December 19, 2014

The gay defense?

Bradley Manning's attorney says his internal struggle as a gay man in the military led to his need "to make a difference in this world."

The gay defense?

By playing the "gay card," Pfc. Bradley Manning's attorney casts suspicion on every gay American who has served, and does serve, with distinction.

I guess with no race card to play, this was the next-best option.

Let's be clear about the seriousness of what Bradley did. He was not a CIVILIAN whistle-blower. He was MILITARY. He was under oath.

He's already admitted to charges that will bring him 20 years. The government wants to give him life. At one point, the death penalty was on the table.

I think he is scum, a disgrace, a worm who tried to pump up his own importance by risking the lives of his fellow citizens.

I also think 20 years -- with no chance of parole -- is enough.

At hard labor. That'll build up his self-esteem.

Stu Bykofsky Daily News Columnist
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