Sunday, March 13, 2011

Philip J. Crowley Resigns Over Manning Treatment Statements

From Wikipedia.

On March 10, 2011, according to multiple first-hand accounts, Crowley "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."[1] Crowley told an audience of about twenty people at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Center for Future Civic Media that Manning was being "mistreated" in Defense Department custody, and that the Defense Department's treatment of Manning "is ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid."[2] When asked if his comments were on the record, Crowley replied: "Sure."[2][3]
Due to the controversial comments, and reportedly under pressure from the White House, Crowley will resign his position as State Department spokesman.[4]

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