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June 24, 2005
Friday's Trash

So, what news got tossed out with the Friday trash this week?

How about US acknowledges torture at Guantanamo and Iraq, Afghanistan: UN source

Whaddya know?

Washington has for the first time acknowledged to the United Nations that prisoners have been tortured at US detention centres in Guantanamo Bay, as well as Afghanistan and Iraq, a UN source said.

It's about time.

"They haven't avoided anything in their answers, whether concerning prisoners in Iraq, in Afghanistan or Guantanamo, and other accusations of mistreatment and of torture," the Committee member said.

I'm glad to hear it. Except....

"They said it was a question of isolated cases, that there was nothing systematic and that the guilty were in the process of being punished."

The US report said that those involved were low-ranking members of the military and that their acts were not approved by their superiors, the member added.

Okay, so they didn't avoid anything but the truth.

Posted by AnneZook at 04:06 PM


Comments

News that comes out on Friday always deserves special attention. That is when all the embarassing stuff is reported.

Posted by: Joseph j7uy5 at June 26, 2005 10:45 AM