Skip to comments.State Department Spokesman: Bradley Manning Is Being ‘Mistreated’ in Prison
Posted on 03/11/2011 9:41:04 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Its hard to believe that the State Department spokesman, P.J. Crowley, not exactly one to shoot from the hip, would come out with a statement like this. But the Guardian is reporting that during a lecture an MIT, Crowley had some surprisingly harsh words about the Pentagons treatment of accused WikiLeaks leaker Pfc. Bradley Manning:
Hillary Clintons spokesman has launched a public attack on the Pentagon for the way it is treating military prisoner Bradley Manning, the US soldier suspected of handing the US embassy cables to WikiLeaks.
PJ Crowley, the assistant secretary of state for public affairs at the US state department, has said Manning is being mistreated in the military brig at Quantico, Virginia. What is being done to Bradley Manning is ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid on the part of the department of defence.
But how accurate is this report? There were no recordings of the event, and Crowleys statement was written up by blogger Philippa Thomas, a former BBC correspondent who is now a Neiman Journalism Fellow at Harvard.
While theres no reason to doubt Thomass account, its unclear what the context of Crowleys statement was. He said that [w]hat is being done to Bradley Manning is ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid on the part of the Department of Defense but what exactly was he referring to? Was Crowley unhappy about the treatment of Manning, or about how that treatment was handled from a public-relations perspective? Its hard to tell from that sentence alone.
Either way, the Free Manning movement is continuing to gain traction. Yesterday, Amnesty International slammed the Obama administration over Mannings alleged mistreatment in prison. This Manning issue, along with President Obamas recent continuation of military tribunals at Guantanamo Bay, already seems to be driving a wedge between the administration and the antiwar left.
Every anti-American group is throwing a hissy fit because this POS is being “mistreated” in prison? I hope they find him hanging in the shower.
That last Code Stink protest out at Travis AFB had them protesting the treatment of Corporal Manning. You can see it at YouTube = Solano Communist County - Peace Creep Protestors!
He’s suffering. How? I don’t know either, but he is... sniff,sniff...
I thought obamma said on Friday that Manning was being treated appropriately?
I get sick of this crap and Gitmo. There are probably a lot of American men in prison who are not bad people, who may have screwed up, who have to endure hell to do their time. Don’t get me wrong, I am not a bleeding heart but the justice system is far from perfect. Most jail bords are typical criminals but not all.
Maybe these libs should be more concerned with them instead of Bradley Manning and the Gitmo terrorists getting cold food, not enough Korans, etc etc.
I think it’s a ‘gay thing.’ Either Crowley or Thomas probably identifies with Manning whereas they wouldn’t give a tinker’s damn about a straight soldier being ‘mistreated’ at Quantico.
Not long ago, his ‘mistreatment’ would come at the end of a rope or at the hands of a firing squad. As far as I’m concerned, Special Warden Jack Bauer should be put in charge of Manning’s personal safety.
>Hillary Clintons spokesman has launched a public attack on the Pentagon
How freaking patriotic of them.
The State department: Just doing the jobs that Russian Communists won’t do...
Gee, too bad. I feel just terrible about it.
They’ve been taking his clothes from him to keep himself from committing suicide.
In brig, WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning ordered to sleep without clothing
If I was the CinC, I’d throw Crowley and Clinton in jail with him. That way they would have firsthand knowledge whether or not their little homo boy is being mistreated.
Isn’t it about time he be executed?
They should have shot the son of a bitch. Not a firing squad. That’s an honorable death. Manning has no honor. One to the back of the head, what the SS called a ‘kugel’, would suffice.
The Middle East in going up in smoke and all Clinton and her boy, Crowley, have to worry about is a treasonous little fag? Weird. I wish the adults were in charge again.
From what I understand of it, a prisoner mite be required to sleep nude, but with 2-3 G.I. blankets so he wouldn’t get cold etc.
If the Marines go through this punishment than this little POS traitor, who wouldn’t make a pimple on a dead Marine’s ass, can handle it. Semper Fi!
Crowley is a douchebag of the highest caliber. A prime example of the dumbasses Bammy brings onboard.
So sad... is he crying?