Is Quanico the New Guantanamo?

Posted: March 17, 2011 in Uncategorized

By Cynthia Pyle, Political Science ’11

Department of State Spokesman P.J Crowley resigned on Monday after some highly scrutinized remarks he made last week regarding the Obama administration’s treatment of Bradley Manning.

Sources close to the matter said the resignation, first reported by CNN, came under pressure from the White House, where officials were furious about his suggestion that the Obama administration is mistreating Manning, the Army private who is being held in solitary confinement in Quantico, Virginia, under suspicion that he leaked highly classified State Department cables to the website Wikileaks

Speaking to a small group at MIT last week, Crowley was asked about allegations that Manning is being tortured and kicked up a firestorm by answering that what is being done to Manning by Defense Department officials “is ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid.”

Read the full story with video at Crooks and Liars.

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