Tuesday, May 11, 2004

U.S. Army Was 90% Wrong, And Then Some

Even Rupert Murdoch's New York Post is reporting the grim fact that, "Up to 90 percent of Iraqi detainees were arrested 'by mistake,' according to coalition intelligence officers cited in a Red Cross report disclosed yesterday."

More disturbing still, "The Red Cross has emphasized that the report was only a summary of its repeated attempts in person and in writing from March to November 2003 to get U.S. officials to stop abuses."

The International Red Cross (IRC) was repeatedly bringing the torture and abuse of prisoners to the attention of the U.S. Military from as far back as March of 2003 (14 months ago). Of course, if the IRC discovered the abuse on its limited inspection visits, it is also safe to assume that the abuse was obvious to members of the U.S. Military conducting the detentions around the clock, above the rank of the seven low ranking soldiers currently implicated.

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