Y’all probably already know it, but I just want to join the celebration:
President Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning’s sentence. She is to be released in May 2017.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday overruled his secretary of defense to commute the sentence of former Army soldier Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of stealing and disseminating 750,000 pages of documents and videos to WikiLeaks.
I cannot express in words how happy I am. Chelsea Manning was unjustly imprisoned, and she will finally see the freedom she deserves.
I’ve always supported her, and I will continue to. She deserves it.
Sadly, being the relentless cynic that I am, I have to reign a little bit on the parade…