Brava, Jane. So much for that innocent until proven guilty stuff.
The episodes of forced nudity are particularly disturbing. In both instances, nudity was imposed after, according to Mr. Manning, he had run-ins with brig personnel, leading to questions about whether it was payback for mouthing off. And Mr. Manning’s treatment comes uncomfortably close to the kind of intimidating and humiliating tactics disavowed after the abuses at the Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo prisons that eroded the country’s standing in the world.
Before abruptly resigning his post this week, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley called Mr. Manning’s treatment “ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid.” That sounds about right.
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