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Clinton Spokesman P.J. Crowley Loses His Job For Questioning Bradley Manning’s Detainment

As a reward for speaking openly at a MIT seminar about the U.S. government’s treatment of Bradley Manning, Hillary Clinton’s spokesman P.J. Crowley has been removed from his position. Officially it was Crowley who resigned, saying in a statement his remarks about Manning’s detainment were merely about how the actions of American security forces affected “our global standing and leadership.” Those remarks, of course, were that Manning’s treatment was “ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid on the part of the department of defense,” and it made Barack Obama have to talk to reporters about it.

By:           JD
On:           Mar 14, 2011
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  • 5 Comments
    • Eminent Victorian
      Eminent Victorian

      George W may be the worst President of my lifetime, but Obama is turning out to be the biggest disappointment.

      Mar 14, 2011 at 8:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • HeadStrong
      HeadStrong

      I’m aware that 99% of the readers on this site are pro-Manning, but understand this: When you’re a spokesman for a top government agency, you can’t just go around saying anything you want about policy. You have responsibilities. You have power. You cannot use those to push your personal agenda, even if it’s one shared by your bosses. When you do, you’re asked to leave, period. Buh-bye, P.J.

      Mar 14, 2011 at 9:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Soupy
      Soupy

      I don’t believe that 99% or readers are pro-Manning. I think the bulk are pro civil and legal rights. There is a difference.

      Mar 14, 2011 at 10:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justiceontherocks
      justiceontherocks

      @HeadStrong: At this point I don’t know how anyone could have enough information to be pro-Manning or anti-Manning.

      I’m sure the guy knew he’d get fired for saying that. When you work for the company you support the company’s policies in public, whether you agree with them or not.

      Mar 14, 2011 at 10:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David
      David

      I am neither pro or anti Manning.

      I am however 100% opposed for locking someone up indefinitely without charge.

      It makes a joke out of our democracy.

      Mar 14, 2011 at 1:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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