Pvt. Manning to whom Obama just granted freedom has attempted suicide twice while in prison. The rate of suicide (and suicide attempts) by transgendered or those on their way is very high--about 40%. And it's not discrimination. It's also very high after genital surgery, facial remolding and inclusion. If discrimination were the leading factor, then blacks would have a higher rate than whites, but they don't. Poorer neighborhoods would have higher rates of suicide than richer, but they don't. Jail suicide rates have gone up 12% during Obama's terms. Prison suicides outnumber homicides. The highest suicide rate is white men over 85. Obama's tragic decision won't help military veterans whose suicide rate is twice that of civilians.
I was wrong about Manning's orchiectomy--he hasn't had it yet, so he's a male taking estrogen to enlarge his breasts who's had a name change. And why not be depressed, anxious and suicidal? He's betrayed his fellow soldiers, his country, and his family so he could get free hormones and mascara. That's a heavy burden for anyone to bear. His treachery led to the deaths of poor villagers who were supporting U.S. forces and outed many of our allies. How does this make him a hero and a figure worthy of pity? I suspect Obama has signed his death warrant.