Protesters interrupted President Barack Obama’s remarks at a breakfast fundraiser in San Francisco early Thursday, urging the president to “free” Bradley Manning.
According to a pool reporter in the room, a woman in the crowd of about 200 guests began singing and humming as Obama was speaking, removing her blazer to reveal a T-shirt with picture of Manning.
The woman was escorted out of the room by two White House aides, with Obama commenting “that was a nice song,” as she finished singing.
As she was being led out, she said: “Free Bradley Manning. I’m leaving. I hope I don’t get tortured in jail.”
“Where was I?” Obama said after her departure, continuing his speech. “That didn’t break my flow.” [MSNBC]
That last line is what will rile people up. It seems callous.