I find it difficult to believe that nobody filmed a table of Democratic campaign contributors singing a pro-Bradley Manning – you know: the seditionist soldier and oath-breaker who put Americans and American allies at risk by committing espionage on Wikileaks’ behalf – song to the President at a San Francisco fundraiser this morning. More likely somebody did – but, given just how badly President Obama reacts to things going even slightly not his way, everybody involved probably deleted their recordings and are now hoping that the whole sorry thing blows over.
Not that it matters. Below is the song that was sung. The tune is unknown and the scansion is… well, we all can’t be poets*. But it’s the parts that I bolded that made this a futile exercise on the protesters’ behalf: Continue reading Barack Obama temporarily embarrassed at SF fundraiser.
Apparently, Crowley – who until quite recently was a State Department guy – was too-publicly critical over the Pentagon’s treatment of Bradley Manning, who is of course locked up and awaiting trial on numerous espionage and breach of security charges. This will no doubt enrage the Online Left, who has championed Manning’s cause ever since an unfortunate wisecrack of Manning’s regarding how easy it’d be for him to commit suicide while in jail resulted in Manning being put under a Prevention of Injury order and being required to sleep naked until a couple of days ago. They’re all quite upset about this over on the Left side of the ‘sphere, really*.
I could make a comment that perhaps the Online Left should be more worried about the Afghans that Manning put at risk, but I’m not sure that enough of what we will charitably call the Online Left’s “leading lights” really get that Afghans are actually people.
Moe Lane Continue reading #rsrh Obama throws PJ Crowley under bus.
Via @bdomenech, from Wired’s acid-dipped and lovingly-sharpened evisceration of Glenn Greenwald over Greenwald’s rather sad attacks on Wired over the Bradley Manning story:
…while we welcome the honest views of other journalists acting in good faith, we now doubt this describes Glenn Greenwald.
To which I reply: “Doubt?” Some people need to get out more.