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Monday, March 14, 2011

this is ridiculous

there is absolutely NO reason for this man to resign over THESE remarks. he didn't say anything wrong (sort of like saying tea party members are racists. it's like saying the ocean is vast. although what mr crowley said is FAR LESS 'controversial'). really,we are treating bradley manning WHO HAS NOT BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF ANYFUCKINGTHING like we were all in midnight express. (it's not a question of mr manning's guilt or innocence. it's a question of us being AMERICAN and fair and not a nation that tortures)

 “The exercise of power in today’s challenging times and relentless media environment must be . . . consistent with our laws and values.” — P.J. Crowley

State Dept. spokesman quits over remarks
 By Farah Stockman
WASHINGTON — State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley resigned yesterday after his disparaging remarks about the Pentagon, made to a small seminar at MIT on the power of blogging, tweeting, and Facebook, appeared in blog postings by members of the audience. 
Crowley, a retired colonel who served 26 years in the Air Force, called the Pentagon’s treatment of an Army private accused of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks “ridiculous’’ and “counterproductive.’’ Private First Class Bradley Manning is being held in solitary confinement in a military jail for 23 hours a day, and is stripped each night and given a suicide-proof smock to wear to bed.
The remarks, which Crowley later described as his personal opinion, were blogged by BBC reporter and Nieman fellow Philippa Thomas. The next day, CBS’s Political Hotsheet blogged about her report. So did Foreign Policy Magazine and Salon. On Friday, President Obama was asked about them at a White House press conference............

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