Wednesday, December 15, 2004

A Green Light For Abuse? You Better Dance!

U.S. Marines fired a pistol in a mock execution involving four young Iraqi looters and shocked another Iraqi detainee with an electric transformer until he "danced," a document made public on Tuesday showed..

And the beat goes on… I mean beatings. There is not even anything really left to say about this issue any more. It makes me proud to be an American.

"The Defense Department has insisted from the outset that abuse, to the extent that it occurs at all, is aberrational," said Jameel Jaffer, an ACLU lawyer. "I think we now have overwhelming evidence that that's not true, but that abuse was widespread and that it was systemic in the sense that it was the result of policies adopted by the Defense Department."

It does make it easy for me to come up with content for these pages. Just open up the BBC [this one actually made it to the AP wire] and link to a couple articles, add sarcastic comment, link to the Message Boards, and move on to the next item.

Document Reveals More U.S. Detainee Abuse in Iraq
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