On Twitter last night, Crowley renewed his campaign against the Pentagon’s torture of Manning. In two tweets, Crowley contrasted the State Department’s push for human rights for an American held by North Korea with the Pentagon’s decision to “play by its own rules” in denying the UN Special Rappoteur on Torture an official visit with Bradley Manning.
|By: Michael Whitney Wednesday April 13, 2011 8:16 am|
|By: Jon Walker Friday March 18, 2011 8:25 am|
Drop “Aiding the Enemy” Charges Against Manning Add your name to our letter urging Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to drop the “aiding the enemy” charges against Bradley Manning. » Read the whole letter and add your name. Now that three of the nation’s largest newspapers–the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and New York Times–have [...]
|By: Michael Whitney Sunday March 13, 2011 11:00 am|
Late last week Crowley called the Department of Defense’s treatment of Manning – including severe isolation and forced nakedness – “ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid.” President Obama, when asked about Crowley’s statement in a press conference on Friday, sided with the Pentagon, saying that the abuse of Bradley Manning was “meeting our basic standards.”
Let there be no question: with Crowley’s ouster, President Obama now owns the abuse and torture of Bradley Manning.
|By: Michael Whitney Friday March 11, 2011 10:34 am|
In today’s press conference with President Obama, ABC Reporter Jake Tapper asked Obama about Hillary Clinton spokesman PJ Crowley’s condemnation of the Department of Defense’s mistreatment of Bradley Manning. Crowley said at a forum last night, “What is happening to Manning is ridiculous, counterproductive and stupid, and I don’t know why the DoD is doing it.”
Obama brushed off the question, saying that he had spoken to the Pentagon and was assured that Manning’s treatment is “meeting our basic standards.”