Barack Obama has forced State Department Spokesman P.J. Crowley to resign from his position after Crowley dared to tell the truth about the Administration’s torture of Bradley Manning.
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.”-With Crowley’s Ouster, Obama Fully Owns the Torture of Bradley Manning
So, in Barack Obama's administration, it's perfectly acceptable to abuse an American citizen in detention who has been convicted of nothing by consigning him to 23-hour-a-day solitary confinement, barring him from exercising in his cell, punitively imposing "suicide watch" restrictions on him against the recommendations of brig psychiatrists, and subjecting him to prolonged, forced nudity designed to humiliate and degrade. But speaking out against that abuse is a firing offense. Good to know.
Of course, it's also the case in Barack Obama's world that those who instituted a worldwide torture and illegal eavesdropping regime are entitled to full-scale presidential immunity, while powerless individuals who blow the whistle on high-level wrongdoing and illegality are subjected to the most aggressive campaign of prosecution and persecution the country has ever seen. So protecting those who are abusing Manning, while firing Crowley for condemning the abuse, is perfectly consistent with the President's sense of justice.-WH forces P.J. Crowley to resign for condemning abuse of Manning