“Ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid”

That’s State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley on the torture of Bradley Manning.

I would have used stronger language, but I’m glad he said it.

And I very much doubt that he would have said it if his boss hadn’t wanted it said.

And if he’s not fired, that’s a hint that her boss more or less agrees. Which would be good to know.

But – unless Secretary Gates gets the hint – it doesn’t change what’s happening to Bradley Manning.