Yesterday, P.J. Crowley, the State Department media spokesman, told an audience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that the military treatment of Pfc. Bradley Manning was "ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid." This is absolutely true.
The Quantico brig's torture and humiliation of Manning, who is accused of giving documents to WikiLeaks, is also barbaric, uncivilized, illegal and revolting.
Today President Obama fired Crowley.
No further comment is necessary.