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Tuesday, May 04, 2004
      ( 12:46 PM )
A Vet Speaks Out on the Treatment of Iraqi Prisoners

What he said.

UPDATE: And Digby knows that someone knows something they're not telling.

UPDATE 2: It's reached the level of "Firestorm" in the rest of the world. Luckily, we live in La La Land, where everything is OKAY, and we don't even have to care about what the rest of the world thinks.

The international outrage has been so fierce that the
current approach of blaming a few individuals is
inadequate, U.S. officials say. "We're now realizing
that we can't expect the Pentagon to handle all of
these criticisms and requests to focus on the public
affairs disaster this has caused," said the State
Department official, who is involved in the strategy

"We're frantically working this issue and trying to
come up with a strategy," he added. "We need to
beat this back. People want not just words but
action . . . to deal with this international firestorm."

oh...but Henry Kissenger, the number one expert on war crimes, says nah, it's not that big a deal -- the actions themselves aren't excusable, but hey, they happened in the context of the arabs being mean and so we have to look at the context of the situation.

Tarek notes that, plain and simple, it is torture.

And we're going to pay the price.

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