In an unprecedented move, the Pentagon is trying to transfer convicted national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison so she can get treatment for her gender disorder, defense officials said.
Manning, formerly named Bradley, was convicted of sending classified documents to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. The soldier has asked for hormone therapy and to be able to live as a woman.
Some officials have said privately that keeping the soldier in a military prison and unable to have treatment could amount to cruel and unusual punishment. [Ed. Note: OMFG!]
Last November, a military doctor there had approved a treatment plan [for Manning], including hormone therapy, but it was sent higher up the chain of command for consideration, according to a complaint filed by Manning in March over the delay in getting treatment.
OK – let me get this straight. Bradley Manning, a convicted TRAITOR, COMPLAINS about a delay in his gender reassignment surgery [He's now known as Chelsea Manning] while in prison in Ft. Leavenworth - and the military system jumps through their ass to get this process started - BY TRANSFERRING 'IT' TO A CIVILIAN HOSPITAL. And guess who will pay for all this! (if you said taxpayers, you win a balloon!)
AS THIS KRAP IS HAPPENING, THIS SAME GOVERNMENT MEDICAL CARE SYSTEM (The VA) IS METHODICALLY MOVING OUR WOUNDED AND/OR ILL VETERANS TO SECRET WAITING LISTS TO KEEP THEM FROM MAKING THE ‘NUMBERS SERVED' LOOK BAD’‼‼
Harken back to March 10, 2009.... In case you missed this.... the newly inaugurated President Barack Obama's newly named head of the VA - Gen. Eric Shinseki was quoted by CNN.....
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki confirmed Tuesday that the Obama administration is considering a controversial plan to make veterans pay for treatment of service-related injuries with private insurance.http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/03/10/veterans.health.insurance/index.html?iref=24hours
Do NOT be fooled by Obama's surprise trip to visit the troops in Afghan this past (Memorial Day) weekend. He and Michelle Obama couldn't give less of a shit WHAT happens to American fighting men and women. They are merely political PROPS for photo OPS..... believe it!
And there you have it..............