Obama Shoots The Messenger

Un-fucking-believable.

As the US government continues to hold Pfc Bradley Manning under clearly inhumane, if not torturous, conditions — in Quantico, mind you, not Guantanamo — the only one paying a price for that is veteran State Dept. spokesperson P.J. Crowley.

Crowley was forced out by Obama over the weekend after stating that the conditions of Manning’s detention, prior to any trial much less conviction, by the way, were “ridiculous, counter-productive and stupid.”   Let me get this straight:  it’s OK to abuse a US citizen imprisoned in his own country, but speak out over it and you’re fired?

Prominent blogger Matt Yglesias said it best:  “Sad statement about America that P.J. Crowley is the one being forced to resign over Bradley Manning.”

Words fail, Mr. President.

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