Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Abu Gharib Torture Resumes

Gee, when the Americans torture or mistreat prisoners, it makes all the headlines and tv airwaves nonstop for days or weeks and Rumsfeld and Rice and the President all get no breaks. Sure, rules were broken and torture probably happened and inmates did die - and those responsible must answer for it.

My issue here is not the torturers, it is the mass media that seem to be out on a hunting expedition.

Why? That's because most of the mass media has ignored this article.

An independent witness who went into Abu Ghraib this week told The Sunday Telegraph that screams were coming from the cell blocks housing the terrorist suspects. Prisoners released from the jail this week spoke of routine torture of terrorism suspects and on Wednesday, 27 prisoners were hanged in the first mass execution since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein's regime.

Conditions in the rest of the jail were grim, with an overwhelming stench of excrement, prisoners crammed into cells for all but 20 minutes a day, food rations cut to just rice and water and no air conditioning.

So when are they going to go after those responsible for the above?

I guess the media doesn't have to be objective does it? It just have to have an agenda.


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