Bradley Manning, the military’s most famous detained gay, should never have been deployed to Iraq, according to a mental health specialist who evaluated him at the Fort Drum base. But his commanders — who have the final say on whether he stays or goes — disagreed, and shipped him off anyhow. Something about rage-filled outbursts at his superiors while on base? Meanwhile when he was in Iraq, Manning’s supervisor grew so concerned about the private’s mental health he disabled Manning’s weapon; that incident was followed by Manning being demoted for assaulting another soldier. It seemed to all be tied to a “personal relationship” gone awry, but clearly there are some deeper problems going on here. Either way, in exchange for ignoring Manning’s mental health problems, the military now has on its hands the greatest national security leak in its history. Not that the Pentagon has successfully tied Manning’s alleged file stealing to WikiLeaks.