Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Major Papers Join Former U.S. Spokesman in Decrying Manning’s Prison Conditions

The New York Times and Los Angeles Times both published editorials today condemning the treatment of alleged whistleblower U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning. The editors of the New York Times write: "The military has been treating him abusively, in a way that conjures creepy memories of how the Bush administration used to treat terror suspects." Last Friday, then-State Department Spokesperson P.J. Crowley accused the Pentagon of being "ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid" in its treatment of Manning. Crowley was forced to resign from his post over his comments

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