“Ridiculous … counterproductive … stupid.” Those are the words chosen by U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley to describe the country’s treatment of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the alleged WikiLeaker being held in solitary confinement in a military jail. — JCL

The BBC:

The US treatment of the man accused of leaking secret cables to Wikileaks, is “ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid”, US State Department spokesman PJ Crowley has said.

Mr Crowley made the remarks about Bradley Manning to an audience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

“Nonetheless Bradley Manning is in the right place,” Mr Crowley said.

Private Manning is being held in solitary confinement at a maximum security US military jail.

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