Riz Khan

PJ Crowley and the Pentagon

The former US state department spokesman gives us an insider’s take on politics in Washington.

On Wednesday’s Riz Khan we speak with PJ Crowley, the former US state department spokesperson, about his inflammatory remarks that led to his forced resignation last month.


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Crowley came under fire after he described US treatment of alleged WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning as “ridiculous, counter productive and stupid.”

The controversy comes at a tricky time for Barack Obama, the US president, who has just launched his 2012 re-election campaign amidst increasing criticism for what many view as a selective response to Middle East uprisings that are becoming more violent.

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