State Department spokesman resigns over remark about Manning treatment

One of the stranger stories of the last week were the Tweets and remarks by State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley about the treatment of Wikileaks conspirator Pvt. Bradley Manning. Crowley broke with the Pentagon and accused the military of mistreating the suspect.This has now led to Crowley's resignation. Politico: State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley has resigned after publicly crossing swords with the Pentagon over the treatment of an Army soldier accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified military reports and sensitive diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks.The chain of events that led to Crowley's exit was set in motion Thursday when Crowley appeared at a Massachusetts Institute of Technology seminar and called the Pentagon's handling of Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is detained at the brig at Quantico, "ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid."Crowley's public criticism angered some at the Pentagon and others across the administration because it put him...(Read Full Post)

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