Time for another Idiot of the Week.
And it goes to . . .
This is an unusual week. Instead of one person getting it, this is a team effort. There are less and less places online worth reading, you may have noticed.
So I spent an hour at ZNet looking for something worth highlighting. There was nothing.
Naomi Klein, Carl Davidson, John Pilger, what a bunch of losers. And, hey, what's the deal with Namoi Klein's US obsession? Can't the woman find something in her own damn country to cover?
Apparently not. So ZNet wins Idiot of the Week.
At least we've got Information Clearing House, we can count on that. Ralph Lopez has a piece there:
As Obama's crime of the destruction of Bradley Manning continues to unfold before our very eyes, Manning friend David House now tells us that over 8 months in isolation with movement and sleep restrictions placed on him have been having their intended effect. House has told MSNBC that by the end of January Manning appeared "catatonic" and that he had "severe problems communicating," with it having taken House nearly 45 minutes on a recent visit to engage in any meaningful way (video below.) House said Manning's demeanor was as "if he had just woken up and didn't know what was going on around him." Manning was "utterly exhausted physically and mentally...it was difficult to have any kind of social engagement."
Also, a full month after Congressman Dennis Kucinich formally requested a visit, the Army has stalled on the request.
All for the crime of reporting war crimes and criminal behavior even among the highest-ranking military officials in Iraq.
In 2005, General Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said: “It is absolutely the responsibility of every U.S. service member [in Iraq], if they see inhumane treatment being conducted, to try to stop it.”
You really have to wonder about the people who can't call out what's being done to Bradley Manning. Four or five years ago, they would have been screaming for Bush's impeachment over something like this. Now they all rush to look the other way.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"