Obama: Bradley Manning Is Being Treated Appropriately

After news broke that State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley had told a small gathering that Pfc. Bradley Manning's treatment is "ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid," President Obama was asked about Manning's treatment as his press conference Friday.

His response: The Pentagon tells him Bradley Manning is being treated appropriately. Obama would not comment on Crowley's remark.

"I have asked the Pentagon whether or not the the procedures that have been taken in terms of his condition are appropriate and are meeting our basic standards. They assure me that they are. I can't go into details about some of their concerns, but some of this has to do with Private Manning's safety as well," Obama said.

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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