Although I know she’ll not see this on account of the fact that she’s rotting in a cage for informing us of American war crimes I still want to take a moment in joining people in wishing Chelsea Manning a happy 27th birthday.
Without her bravery we may have never learned about some of the war crimes being perpetrated by the United States military. But her plight is also a reminder that the state, not matter how transparent it claims to be, does not like it when people air its dirty laundry. Although it seems doubtful maybe someday there will be a president in office that will pardon her. Or maybe a group of people will get together and come up with a workable plan to break Chelsea out of her cage. Anybody who managed to do that would be heroes in my book.