Friday, July 23, 2004

Bush torture policies: Army study saying "no systemic flaws" cooks the books 

From the Department of "Why Do They Think We Don't Keep Track":

An Army investigation disclosed Thursday that it had reviewed nearly 100 cases involving prisoners in U.S. hands who were abused or died in custody in Iraq and elsewhere, but described the misconduct as "aberrations" committed by a few soldiers — not a systemic failure.

However, the total number of abused prisoners is likely to be considerably higher. The report, for example, counts multiple incidents of abuse at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad as a single case.
(via LA Times)

Well, that's one way to keep the numbers down!

And the Army had so much confidence in the report that they released it on the same day that the 9/11 Commission released its report. Though I'm all for transparency in government, that's just a little too transparent for me....

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