Maybe mentally strange people should not be accepted into a volunteer army?
Here is what happened with Mr. Manning in the "hyper masculine" army:
"Captain Michael Worsley, a clinical psychologist, evaluated and treated
Manning between December 2009 and May 2010, when Manning was stationed
"Worsley said he became more aware of the severity of problems faced
by Manning when he was awoken at 1.30am on May 8, hours after Manning
was found curled up in a supply room, with a knife at his feet. That
same day Manning had punched a female colleague."
"A few days
earlier, Manning had sent the Worsley an email – apparently similar to
one emailed his master sergeant – with a photograph attached of him
dressed as a woman."
Here's the real kicker:
"Worsley, who has worked as an military doctor for five years, was
critical of the army's ability to deal with soldiers who had gender
identity disorder or were gay."
Heaven forbid, we should be critical about a military doctor who makes excuses for mentally ill people in their ranks. Perhaps the United States Army should NOT be a therapeutic centre for odd birds, but you know-fight wars and stuff.
As with Maj. Hassan at Ft. Hood-all the signs of a clearly disturbed individual were ignored.
The military prosecutor at least, has some brains:
"Cross-examining Worsley, military prosecutor Alexander von Elten
suggested Manning was "not blaming himself" or "not acknowledging his
role" in his own problems."
"Von Elten asked Worsley to interpret
private online chats in which Manning called fellow soldiers "ignorant
"It depends," Worsley replied.
"I can't say that I haven't
called folks that I've worked with in the marine corps rednecks."
Really? Then you should be out on your butt as well.