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5:30 Wired, at long last, publishes the complete Lamo-Manning chat log, 14 months on — following on heels of New York magazine doing the same and revealing a lot of personal stuff. It clearly marks what was published and what held back, a nice service. Includes photos Manning had sent along. Getting some ink is his claim that he had "sources" at the White House and among Joint Chiefs — but on DADT not intelligence stuff. Jane Hamsher’s take: "Wired originally claimed that they did not release the entire chat logs because everything they did not publish was either of a personal nature, or contained sensitive military information. That is clearly not true — most of what they did not publish fell under neither category."
One thing Wired cut right from very start of chat (the part not underlined): im an army intelligence analyst, deployed to eastern baghdad, pending discharge for “adjustment disorder” in lieu of “gender identity disorder.” Also not published is Lamo advising: "I’m a journalist and a minister. You can pick either, and treat this as a confession or an interview (never to be published) & enjoy a modicum of legal protection."
Also cut:: "home was the same, alcoholic father and mother… mother was very nice, but very needy emotionally… father was very wealthy (lots of nice toys / computer stuff), but abusive." And this: "my father in a drunken stupor got angry with me because i was doing some noisy homework while he was watching TV… he went into his bedroom, pulled out a shotgun, and chased me out of the house… the door was deadbolted, so i couldn’t get out before he caught up with me… so my mother (also wasted) threw a lamp over his head… and i proceeded to fight him, breaking his nose, and made it out of the house… my father let off one or two shots, causing damage, but injuring nobody, except for the belt lashing i got for ‘making him shoot up the house’ ….i went to school the next day, and my teachers noticed the wounds, and got social workers involved."