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Former CIA Deputy Director Resigns From Harvard Fellowship After Chelsea Manning Appointment

Former CIA Deputy Director Resigns From Harvard Fellowship After Chelsea Manning Appointment

“I cannot be part of an organization … that honors a convicted felon and leaker of classified information”

Earlier this week, Harvard’s Kennedy school announced two new fellowship appointments: Sean Spicer, former White House Press Secretary and Chelsea Manning, convicted spy.

After the new appointments were announced, Michael Morell, former CIA Deputy Director and current Harvard Fellow resigned from his fellowship in protest.

“I cannot be part of an organization … that honors a convicted felon and leaker of classified information,” wrote Morell in his resignation letter. “As an institution, the Kennedy School’s decision will assist Ms. Manning in her long-standing effort to legitimize the criminal path that she took to prominence, an attempt that may encourage others to leak classified information as well,” he continued.

Manning, a former army intelligence analyst, leaked thousands of classified documents to Wikileaks and was subsequently sentenced to 35 years. Before leaving office, President Obama commuted her sentence.

Morell’s full letter:

Mitt Romney (remember him?) applauded Morell’s decision:

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Manning is not a “she”. He’s a sick phuc who should be shot.

The traitorstors are running the country into the ground on purpose.

Manning has only one identity- traitor

A man with integrity.

    Note how Morell inoculated himself against those who would call him transphobic by expressing his approval of Bradley Manning’s trans-ness.

      herm2416 in reply to Dave. | September 15, 2017 at 5:43 am

      I caught that right away….virtue signaling at the expense of our nation.
      Bradley Manning is a traitor to our country, now “she” is being hailed as a hero(ine?) for hacking off his penis.
      We live in an upside down world.

Can anyone think of an uglier selfie?

Manning belongs in prison.

Harvard is pathetic. This criminal has nothing of value to teach anyone.

    They’re now hiring a half-wit solely for his being a transvestite and a traitor.

    Harvard has been hijacked by the gay-left. Real far-left.
    This is scary.

    Bisexuals 400% More Prevalent In Harvard Freshmen Than General Population:
    The Ivy League school’s percentage of admitted bisexual students has grown over the past four years. Bisexuals comprised 2.5 percent of Harvard’s 2017 class, 2.6 percent in the 2018 class, 4.9 percent in the 2019 class, and 5.7 percent in the 2020 class.
    http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/01/bisexuals-400-more-prevalent-in-harvard-freshmen-than-general-population/

    The obama legacy.

    tom swift in reply to Observer. | September 15, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Actually, criminals can teach us a great deal.

    One of the great failures of modern academic historians is that they don’t take some of the really big criminals seriously. Better studies of say, Hitler as a political phenomenon might make it more likely that we could avoid reruns, such as the “antifa” movement. But he and his malevolent effects are considered mainly as caricatures, and the more important lessons are lost.

Does anyone have any idea how much this traitor is being paid?

Chelsea Manning a “fellow”?

“She speaks on the social, technological and economic ramifications of Artificial Intelligence,” the Harvard announcement said.

… most people don’t need Artificial Intelligence when they have the real thing.

Is there a way the Feds can ensure no Fed people attend Harvard’s Kennedy School?

4th armored div | September 14, 2017 at 11:36 pm

the question is why spicer accepted this job and did not decline in protest.

BRADLEY Manning is a disgusting traitor that caused the deaths of multiple Iraqis and service personnel by exposing operational details.

Snowden is a traitor of a different type. Snowden at least knew exactly the information he was releasing to the public – and I consider him dead wrong, but at least he knew exactly what he was doing.

BRADLEY Manning, on the other hand, blind copied hundreds of thousands of files and shotgunned them out without even a cursory glance to know what was being leaked. He had no idea what he was leaking or what the impact would be, he only knew that he was mad at the Army for not recognizing his brilliance and he was going to get even.

Manning exposed our troops and allies to danger for the stupidest and most selfish reasons, and deserves to spend HIS life in prison.

It’s the John F. Kennedy School of Government. You can’t help but wonder what JFK himself would have made of this appointment.

“Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country,”

Bradley Manning (as he was then) was a petulant brat who thought his country wasn’t doing enough for him, wasn’t giving him whatever he saw as his due. So he turned around and in a fit of pique did a big “eff you”… to his country, and to so many who had served it honorably,

If I could paste a meme in here, it would be the popular “That’s not how it works! That’s not how any of this works!” one.

I’m convinced that all Democrat politicians are Child molesters who hope they can mainstream sexual deviancy to the point that they can openly admit to their relations with kids.

Oops:

After backlash, Harvard rescinds Chelsea Manning’s visiting fellow invitation, calling it a ‘mistake’

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/09/14/former-cia-directors-shun-harvard-after-the-school-invites-chelsea-manning-to-campus/

Facing escalating backlash, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government rescinded Friday a visiting fellowship offered to Chelsea Manning, the former military intelligence analyst who spent seven years in prison for leaking classified government secrets.

“I now think that designating Chelsea Manning as a Visiting Fellow was a mistake, for which I accept responsibility,” Douglas W. Elmendorf, the school’s dean, wrote in a statement.

    herm2416 in reply to Amy in FL. | September 15, 2017 at 5:50 am

    Everyone should identify that surgery-altered person by tthis moniker: the former Bradley Manning.
    Elmendorf thought he made a brilliant move, signaling tolerance, acceptance, virtue, etc…..
    Wow, did he get nailed. Apparently, there ARE limits to tolerance, acceptance, virtue, etc.
    About time.

They keep referring to Manning as an intelligence analyst.

Reality is that he was an enlisted, junior, low level, clerk.

Does Manning even have a degree?

Manning is a joke.

How many former E-4’s are Harvard Fellows? LOL

why doesn’t anyone ask WHO put all this in motion? Harvard didn’t just contact this sickie and invite ‘it’ to their assemblage of intellectuals. for pete’s sake, people, somebody please find the track of what happened step by setp

Morrel is a pretentious ass. Who do you know who at some time in his (of if you’re PC, “their”) life has not erred? Are they to never be forgiven? And, further, what benefit arises in higher education when we allow only PC self-righteous points of view to be shared, and refuse to here from people whose actions were illegal, but could well have underlying moral motivations? Wikileaks certainly revealed an awful lot of sham, lies, and hypocrisy, the prime currency of power in general, and government power in particular.
While I doubt that what Manning did was overall a good thing, I am convinced that those who are determined to condemn him forever are incapable of acknowledging their own failings and will somehow insist that nobody ever learns from their errors. And worse, that some “errors” may in the end turn out not to be errors. Was the execution of Socrates & the persecution of Galileo – both fine examples of failure to comply with the doctrines of the time – ultimately shown to be horribly flawed acts? Of course. They, and many others, including such luminary acts as the killing of witches, have been vindicated as time provided healthier and more accurate perspective.
As a matter of personal insight, I joined the service in a fit of innocent patriotic fervor. Argued with other vets afterward about how we must be doing good, otherwise our leaders would not be sending us to kill (pick a nationality). I was hopelessly, horribly naive, projecting my own honest innocence onto those most villainous, selfish, uncaring folks who are perfectly happy to see anyone dead so long as they are empowered as a consequence. I eventually grew out of that naivete. So can others.

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