If there are two things neocons hate it’s people who don’t show blind obedience to the state and people who don’t fit the traditional Christian idea of gender and sexuality. Fortunately the universe hates neocons and therefore trolls the living shit out of them from time to time:
Defence secretary Chuck Hagel has approved gender treatment for Pte First Class Manning, who was formerly known as Bradley.
The move came after the bureau of prisons rejected the Army’s request to transfer her from a military facility.
Needless to say this has some of my neocon acquaintance very upset because, you see, “Our tax dollars are paying for this!” Of course the very people bitching about our tax dollars going to provide Chelsea her treatment are the ones who demanded the situation be created in the first place. When Chelsea did the world a huge favor by making public the war crimes being committed by the United States military it was the neocons who were the loudest in demanding her head. Well they got exactly what they wanted. She’s will be rotting in a cage for 35 years, which makes her medical needs the state’s responsibility.
Maybe if those neocons had recognized Chelsea’s act for what it was, a necessary release of information needed to keep the military honest, they wouldn’t have demanded this very situation be created.
I can’t even begin to express how happy this decision makes me. If for no other reason then it jabs those neocon fuckwits in the side for demanding she be punished for doing the right thing. While this isn’t justice it’s at least something.