Sunday, March 13, 2011

crowley just lost his hope for audacity too...,

Video - Crowley was willing to question the actions of military, why isn't Obama?

FoxNews | State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley is out of a job after criticizing the Pentagon last week for its detention of a private accused of feeding hundreds of thousands of documents to WikiLeaks.

Crowley resigned Sunday after also recently angering the White House for comments that he made during the height of the Egyptian crisis that forced President Hosni Mubarak to step down.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a statement saying, "It is with regret that I have accepted the resignation of Philip J. Crowley as assistant secretary of state for public affairs. P.J. has served our nation with distinction for more than three decades, in uniform and as a civilian. His service to country is motivated by a deep devotion to public policy and public diplomacy, and I wish him the very best."

Crowley also issued a statement acknowledging his remarks about Manning.

"The unauthorized disclosure of classified information is a serious crime under U.S. law. My recent comments regarding the conditions of the pre-trial detention of Private First Class Bradley Manning were intended to highlight the broader, even strategic impact of discreet actions undertaken by national security agencies every day and their impact on our global standing and leadership.

"The exercise of power in today's challenging times and relentless media environment must be prudent and consistent with our laws and values. Given the impact of my remarks, for which I take full responsibility, I have submitted my resignation," he said.

Last week, Crowley attended an MIT event on social networking, Twitter and the Arab revolution and reportedly was asked by a guest in the audience about WikiLeaks and the "torturing" of a prisoner in a military brig.

According to blogger Phillipa Thomas, Crowley replied without pause that what's being done to Manning by military officials "is ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid."


Arnach said...

I guess it’s still true that Power hates to hear Truth. It is disappointing when decision makers lack the ability to discern dimensions and futures that some can see and foresee, and are willing to sacrifice the strength of the foundation for short term outcomes. Then again, it is not mine to be in the Big Chair behind the Big Desk making the Big Decisions, so perhaps I am unaware of important facts relevant to the argument and decision. Nonetheless, inhumane treatment is always unacceptable. Assuming that Obama has not lost his way, what then is the reality of the Manning situation? Is it a difference of definition of “inhumane?”

CNu said...

If that is the case, then there's little mistaking who is and is not an existential enemy?

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