Friday, March 11, 2011

Bully pulpit

Compare & contrast:
Obama takes on bullies at White House anti-bullying summit
Obama: "I have actually asked the Pentagon whether or not procedures on [Bradley] Manning meet basic standards, they assure me that they are."
... And now P.J. Crowley, the spokesguy at State who called the treatment of Manning "ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid," is said to be stepping down under pressure from an angry White House.

Note that Crowley, like many critics of America's turn to torture and cruelty, has a military resume himself: 26 years in the USAF. Soldiers often take "honor" seriously.

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