HARVARD IS ‘MANNING’ UP
“I now think that designating Chelsea Manning as a Visiting Fellow was a mistake, for which I accept responsibility.”
So says Douglas Elmendorf, the dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He offered the post to Manning despite the fact that the former military-intelligence analyst spent seven years in prison for leaking nationalsecurity secrets.
Elmendorf made a boneheaded offer, but we shouldn’t be too hard on him. See, he lives in a bubble where the military is the enemy and where Manning, a transgender woman, is a hero despite her crimes against America.
Look on the bright side: His decision to scrap the offer is progress.