If you’ve followed P.J. Crowley’s “career,” especially since joining the State Department in 2009, you recognize his calling the U.S. Military “stupid,” is nothing too unusual or out-of-character. The whole skunk habitat known as the U.S. Department of State needs to be swept clean and vigorously Lysoled. Let’s put that on the to do list for the new president taking office January 2013. Crowley, who is Hillary Clinton’s press secretary, resigned today after referring to the Pentagon’s military procedures for WikiLeaker Army PFC Bradley Manning in a derogatory manner.
Speaking at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Crowley was asked what he thought about “the torturing of a prisoner in a military brig?” Crowley said what is happening to Bradley Manning is “ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid.” And then he said Manning was being “mistreated’ by Marines at Quantico. Obama said the Pentagon assured him Manning’s treatment is “appropriate.”
Hot Air points out that Crowley was already raising eyebrows this morning with a tweet that compared the Middle East to the massive earthquake in Japan:
“We’ve been watching hopeful #tsunami sweep across #MiddleEast. Now seeing a tsunami of a different kind sweep across Japan,” Crowley tweeted Friday morning, a State Department official confirmed to The Cable. Crowley’s Twitter site no longer includes the tweet, suggesting that he deleted it after the fact. Crowley didn’t immediately respond to a request from The Cable.
Multiple administration sources told The Cable that the Defense Department leadership was very upset with Crowley about both incidents.
Rumors have circulated lately that Manning is suicidal. Another radio report I heard today said Manning is forced to wear a “smock” to bed, which is designed to make any suicide attempt impossible. Until that comment, I’ve heard repeatedly that Manning is forced to stand naked in his cell every evening. The Pentagon says their actions are designed for the Leaker’s safety.
Speaking of “stupid,”and lest I forget (which I did) The Lonely Conservative’s audacious memory reminds that P. J. Crowley is the funny man who sent birthday greetings to Iranian terrorist/madman/president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad – on Twitter last year.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Rodham Clinton says she accepted Crowley’s resignation with “regret.” Just my opinion here, but our Department of State is more of a danger to this country than Bradley Manning.
We should expect no less. Crowley is a former Senior Fellow and Director of Homeland Security at the Center for American Progress (far-left and dangerous). President George W. Bush made a near fatal mistake by not replacing the many Leftists in the State Department. Actually, it may be a fatal mistake yet. The next president must clean out that burrough of skunks. We desperately need diplomats with appreciation for what this country stands for, and who we are. January 2012 evictions must begin.