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Because of the 1,294 days he has already spent in custody, Manning will immediately shave three and a half years off his 35-year term. He is eligible for parole after serving at least one-third of the sentence, which means he could be free in eight years, when he's 33 or 34 years old. However, his lawyer said seven years could be all he serves.
Before I was taking a hard line on Manning but now I think eight years would not be unreasonable.  I think he knows he really, really fucked up.

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  •  Tip Jar (5+ / 0-)

    Warren/3-D Print of Warren in 2016!

    by dov12348 on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 05:14:15 PM PDT

  •  Hey, when you've been incarcerated (7+ / 0-)

    for 1,294 days, only a third of which was under clearly barbarous conditions, and have been branded by your nation "guilty of espionage," but escaped the threatened max penalty of nearly a century, what's another seven years, am I right? Piece of cake, Manning. Suck it up. And if you ever are stupid enough in the future to witness a heinous crime, keep it to yourself. Capisce?

    Let the 28th Amendment be one to amend the amendment process itself. Then, perhaps, we can transform our Constitution into a living document. (Who CARES what the Founders thought of digital data gathering?)

    by WisePiper on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 05:32:43 PM PDT

  •  I don't have a hard line on him (3+ / 0-)
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    dov12348, 3goldens, MRA NY

    I think Obama should pardon him, immediately.  Our military was so over-stretched that they were letting in gang members and drug dependent guys with GED's. They were not vetting guys at all, they couldn't, and Brad should never have been put in such a position.  He may be a dupe, but he's a nice and well-meaning dupe and his apology broke hearts.

    I will be sad for him as long as he's inside.

    Please, President Obama, take pity and release this vulnerable but kind man.

  •  He's lucky. (4+ / 0-)
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    jan4insight, lordcopper, dov12348, sunbro

    He broke a pretty serious law, and parole after eight years is a pretty sweet deal.  He still behaved irresponsibly in the manner of the leak, especially in that he had not reviewed every document he released.  I applaud the fact that he brought war crimes to light, but there were plenty of documents unrelated to war crimes that very well could have put lives in danger.  That is a breach of trust and irresponsible disregard for the consequences of one's actions for which he should be punished.

    "There are no atheists in foxholes" isn't an argument against atheism, it's an argument against foxholes. - James Morrow

    by kirrix on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 06:05:18 PM PDT

  •  But he won't be out in eight years... (1+ / 0-)
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    davidincleveland

    ...however, we will all have been thrown in jail by that time, so at least he won't be lonely.

    Congressmen will always make better doors than windows, especially now that most of them have become unhinged.

    by Mike732 on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 09:05:57 PM PDT

  •  Agree. (0+ / 0-)
    Before I was taking a hard line on Manning but now I think eight years would not be unreasonable.  I think he knows he really, really fucked up.
    Though I'd bet he'll serve 10-20.

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