PJ Crowley has stepped down now. The whole thing over Manning has been making my gorge rise in a general way, but this is really the cherry on top. As Sullivan said, Obama unequivocally owns this now.
(Pfc. Bradley Manning is the soldier suspected of leaking docs to Wikileaks; he's been imprisoned under inhumane conditions [forced nudity, solitary] despite having been neither tried nor convicted. Crowley, a State spokesperson, called Manning's treatment "counterproductive and stupid" at MIT and has now stepped down after a 30-year career. Defreakinglightful.)