Crowley quits over Manning comments - Al Jazeera English
US state department spokesman PJ Crowley has resigned from his post following controversial comments involving the whistleblowing website #WikiLeaks.
The news on Sunday came two days after Crowley was reported to have criticised the Pentagon’s treatment of detained US soldier Bradley Manning.
Crowley said the defence department’s handling of Manning, who is accused of leaking confidential US documents to WikiLeaks, was “stupid” and “counterproductive”.
In a statement issued on Sunday, Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, said she had accepted Crowley’s resignation.