Friday, March 11, 2011

WTH? State Department Spokesman Criticizes Treatment of Wikileaker Bradley Manning

After the damage manning did to U.S. foreign relations, you would think the State Department would be calling for his head on a stick. Instead, they criticize DoD's treatment of an alleged traitor. Liberals will never learn.
(The Cable) — State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley told an audience at MIT on Thursday that he thought the Defense Department’s treatment of alleged WikiLeaks source Private Bradley Manning was “ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid.”

Blogger Philippa Thomas first reported Crowley’s remarks, which she said were part of a lecture on “the benefits of new media as it relates to foreign policy” at an event organized by MIT’s Center for Future Civic Media.

“One young man said he wanted to address ‘the elephant in the room’. What did Crowley think, he asked, about Wikileaks? About the United States, in [the questioner's] words, ‘torturing a prisoner in a military brig’? Crowley didn’t stop to think. What’s being done to Bradley Manning by my colleagues at the Department of Defense ‘is ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid.’

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