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WikiLeaks Case Shows Why DADT Must Be Maintained

Many have wondered whether the massive leak of classified documents to WikiLeaks.org was politically motivated. Well now we know. It turns out the PFC Bradley Manning is a gay activist who managed to enlist and be placed in a sensitive assignment and whose anger over the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy may have led him to publicize highly classified documents.

Of course, our inquiring media has not mentioned any of this. Leave it to the UK’s Telegraph to uncover it. According to the Telegraph, Manning has an extensive history of campaigning for gay activism, and sources say he may have even been considering a sex change when he leaked military secrets on the Internet. Moreover, Manning got away with “flaunting” his sexuality when DADT policy was still in effect.

Journalist Cliff Kincaid subsequently reports:

The riveting Telegraph account of Manning’s growing rage and anger raises serious questions of how the soldier was able to flaunt his homosexuality despite the fact that the Pentagon still officially has a policy in place of excluding open homosexuals from military service.

In a clear indication that the law was being ignored by the Obama Administration, the evidence demonstrates that Manning was continuing to serve after openly flaunting his homosexuality, including on Facebook.

The revelations of Manning’s openly pro-homosexual conduct suggest that a more liberal Department of Defense policy, in deference to the wishes of the Commander-in-Chief, had already been in effect and has now backfired in a big way. The result could be not only the loss of the lives of U.S. soldiers, as a result of the enemy understanding U.S. intelligence sources and methods, but damaged relations with Afghanistan and Pakistan and a possible U.S. military defeat in the region as a whole.

PFC Manning’s betrayal confirms that an open homosexual lifestyle is not conducive to military readiness. One also wonders whether there was any officer oversight over this individual, or were they too politically correct to question a gay soldier about his activities on or off duty? By forcing the gay and lesbian agenda on our military, the White House is jeopardizing our national security. With this horrendous treasonous activity as Exhibit A, Congress should maintain DADT as our national armed services policy.