Joining the Army probably isn’t the right career path if you like to play dress-up. Just saying.
The blonde in lipstick and makeup is a Wiki-leaking national security risk.
The Army yesterday released a photo that wig-wearing Pfc. Bradley Manning sent to a master sergeant to explain sexual-identity issues that his lawyers say led him to betray his country.
Manning pleaded for leniency yesterday from a military judge who can sentence him to 90 years in the brig for giving more than 700,000 sensitive documents, battle videos and diplomatic cables to the WikiLeaks Web site.
Before Manning — usually seen in full Army dress uniform, glasses and crew cut — took the stand, a defense psychiatrist, Navy Reserve Capt. David Moulton, testified that Manning has “gender dysphoria,” or the desire to be the opposite sex.
Tuesday, the court-martial hearing heard how Manning, who is gay, indicated his torment in April 2010 when he sent an e-mail to Master Sgt. Paul Adkins.
It bore the subject line that read “My Problem.” Attached to it was the photo Manning took of himself in a blond wig.
It’s now the least of his problems.