February 15, 2006

New Photos of Abu Ghraib Abuse Surface

From the AP via Yahoo! News:

New images showing Iraqis abused by U.S. guards at Abu Ghraib prison three years ago threatened Wednesday to enflame public anger already running high over footage of British soldiers beating youths in southern Iraq.

Images of naked prisoners, some bloodied and lying on the floor, were taken about the same time as earlier photos that triggered a worldwide scandal and led to military trials and prison sentences for several lower-ranking American soldiers.

Many of the pictures broadcast Wednesday by Australia's Special Broadcasting Service, including some that appear to show corpses, were more graphic than those previously published. One of the video clips depicted a group of naked men with bags over their heads standing together and masturbating. The network said they were forced to participate.


Right wingers like to use the phrase "isolated incident" when they argue about our troops torturing people. You know what, they're right, they are just isolated incidents, but they still prove that we are "fighting terrorism" with terrorism. Perhaps those nice patriotic "support our troops" ribbon stickers should be more specific: "Support the troops who don't torture people"

Some bastards may say, "Well them Iraqis had it comin'!", well thats exactly what a shitload of people in the Middle East said about us on September 11th, so what makes either side right?

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