Bradley Manning wishes to become a woman.
Some commentators have already decided this is the most important issue concerning the case.
Not one of them can explain why, and that’s probably because it isn’t. It’s completely irrelevant.
That’s not stopping them. The loonies are calling Manning “a nut” and saying that this proves she was incompetent all along, because, you know, you’d have to be crazy to want to be transgender, right? The lack of psychological evidence to support such a thought be damned!
This is important in one sense — Manning faces many years in a men’s prison where she doesn’t belong.
Or maybe, you know, she should be pardoned since she was found not guilty of aiding the enemy.