Friday, May 21, 2004

Moral clarity 

Culture of responsibility, rule of law, strong leadership, yadda yadda yadda:

Hundreds of new images ... videos.. 13 previously secret sworn statements by detainees ... "Because they started to hit my broken leg, I curse my religion. They ordered me to thank Jesus I am alive." ...prisoners being fondled by female soldiers... forced to masturbate ... an Army translator having sex with a screaming boy 15 to 18 years old .... prisoners being ridden like animals, sodomized with a phosphoric light and forced to retrieve their food from toilets ... "We had to bark like a dog, and if we didn't do that they started hitting us hard on our face and chest with no mercy." ... U.S. soldiers shown laughing and delighting in the abuses .... five hooded and naked detainees standing against the wall in the darkness, each masturbating
(via Reuters)

"Having sex"?!? WTF? That would be rape, right?

And good one, guys, on renouncing Islam and thanking Jesus. We just sold the whole Arab world on the idea that the war really is a crusade.

Then this little tidbit:

The Washington Post said the 65 pages of sworn written statements in Arabic were taken in January and were translated by U.S. contractors.

"Contractors," eh? Wonder if we're getting the unexpurgated story, or the expurgated one?

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