Skip to comments.Is Obama embracing torture? State Dept spokesman out of a job after criticizing treatment of Manning
Posted on 03/14/2011 8:46:52 AM PDT by NoLibZone
A State Department spokesman is out of a job after publicly criticizing the military's treatment of alleged WikiLeaker Bradley Manning. Obama maintains that Manning's treatment is "appropriate".
State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley resigned under pressure on Sunday, a few days after telling a small audience at MIT that the Obama administration's treatment of alleged WikiLeaks secret-spiller Pfc. Bradley Manning has been "ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid." Asked about the criticism, Obama said the Pentagon had assured him that the conditions of Manning's detention including, reportedly, some enforced nudity and 23 hours a day of solitary time are "appropriate and are meeting our basic standards." Is the president defending prisoner abuse? (Watch an MSNBC report about Crowley's resignation)
Yes, Obama "lied" about ending torture: It's bad enough that Obama fired an "American hero" like Crowley for telling the truth about the "bizarre and immoral treatment" of Manning, says Will Bunch at the Philadelphia Daily News. But the "biggest outrage" is that "Obama's Pentagon is torturing Bradley Manning" at all. "This isn't "George W. Bush's fault or Dick Cheney's fault," but the fault of the guy who vowed to stop torture. That's "taking presidential hypocrisy to new levels." "Lies my Obama told me"
No, Crowley just had to go: You can't have the State Department chastising the Defense Department over its detention practices, says Ed Morrissey at Hot Air. So "the White House acted appropriately in kicking Crowley out at State, and should be commended for taking quick action." Besides, Manning's being stripped naked is "objectively" not punitive; it's precautionary, given remarks he'd made about killing himself with his underwear's elastic waistband. His "'joking' about suicide while in a brig is akin to joking about having a bomb" in the airport. "WH ousts Crowley from State"
This says more about Hillary Clinton than Obama: Crowley acknowledges that he effectively "ousted himself" by speaking out against Manning's mistreatment, says Ben Smith at Politico. But he's "been rumored to be on the way out since the day he started." He didn't much want the job, and he clashed with Clinton's inner circle, of which he was never really a member. Crowley's departure is about "the odd internal politics of the Clinton State Department" not the president's stance on torture. "Crowley leaves an enigmatic Hillaryland"
A mystery wrapped in an enigma, inside a pantsuit.
Now that obama owns Bradley Manning’s treatment , we shall see the left lose interest in his treatment.
Just as Code Pink has no interest in obama’s weekly predator strikes in Pakistan:
Or the continued use of Gitmo.
Or the secret war in Yemen.
Or the on going war in Afghanistan.
Standard law enforcement/criminal justice procedure dictates the nature of treatment Bradley Manning is receiving given his statements that he is suicidal. The treatment is designed to help prevent the prisoner from being a danger to himself.
I disagree with Obama as much, if not more, than any person on this site. However, there is no reasonable way to state that Bradley Manning’s treatment is in any way an embracing of terrorism by the nit-wit in the White House.
P.J.” Crowley = Butt Boy in the vein of USAF “General” Merril Mc Peak
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_J._Crowley look at this paragraph
In 2001, Crowley became a vice president of the Insurance Information Institute, specializing in the impact of terrorism on insurance in the wake of the September 11 attacks. He then joined the Center for American Progress as a senior fellow in 2003, later becoming the Center’s director of national defense and homeland security.
“Center for American Progress” is a Soros outfit.
Is Obama embracing torture?
Yes, every time he treats the nation to another one of his rambling, long-winded Teleprompter reads.
“This isn’t “George W. Bush’s fault or Dick Cheney’s fault”
Hate to ba a dog of a msm member,going to get kicked a lot to night.
Bradley manning is being treated in this m,anner because he proposed he might commit suicide. Personally I would have left ten feet of rope and a glass of poison in his cell.
Torture? What a drama queen.
There are prisoners at my county’s jail who arelocked up 23 hours a day. I saw them with my own eyes when I was there (in a professional capacity!) a couple of monthas ago.
And though I won’t pretend those guys are nice people, none of them has committed treason against the United States in a time of war.
McPeak is a total piece of excrement.
I’m a civilian today because of his brave new Air Force.
What has he been convicted of again?
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