“Obama Owns the Treatment of Manning Now”


MSNBC report on the resignation of State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley for his criticism of the military’s treatment of Bradley Manning. The fact that the resignation was required and accepted is a disgrace

This is heartbreaking, but Sullivan’s assessment is the right one.

Money quote:

It is not necessary to have had a father as a prisoner of war to see the evil of prisoner abuse, and the stain it places on everyone enforcing it. And in the military, as with Bush, so with Obama. As commander-in-chief, Obama is directly responsible for the inhumane treatment of an American citizen. And Crowley’s firing will make it even less likely in the future that decent public servants will speak out against such needless sadism.

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