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June 07, 2005
Torture

All over the country, and the world, people are yelling for Guantanamo to be shut down. Am I the only one who thinks the USofA rightwinglunatic government will just move their abuses to a new, less-known location?

Unlike Abu Ghraib, the problem isn't the location. (Well, I'd prefer USofA soil, so our laws would apply, but....)

As Regular Readers know, I blame the military leadership for their lack of, well, leadership. I also suspect that the infamous "torture guidelines" were circulated and tacitly accepted as a blueprint for how to treat the Iraqi prisoners of war. I just have to think that any decent "leaders" would have been alert to, would have been trained to look for soldiers going off the deep end, you know? Unless they were told to do otherwise....

(It seems to me that the CIA and "contractor" involvement has really started dropping out of a lot of these stories.)

Here is how the story is being played in the Middle East.

The Pentagon has rejected a call to close its Guantanamo prison and declined to express regret over five cases of US jailors "mishandling" the Quran there.

I guess being the world's only superpower means never having to say you're sorry. Sigh.

Posted by AnneZook at 10:26 AM


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