This Is Obama's Fault
(via Dispatches) Bradley Manning's appaling treatment while in custody can be laid firmly at Obama's feet. He's not being held back by the House, or the Senate, or any of the other excuses which are usually provided for his behavior. If he wanted to he could change the situation by executive fiat. That he doesn't lays to rest to the claim that Obama cares about principles when it comes to civil liberties.
How anyone can support him when he's acting like a totalitarian autocrat is completely beyond me. Maybe rank and file Democrats don't care enough about principle either.