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  1. Punishing the Bad Guys
    …even when they are on our side. I’m very pro-military, but not at all pro-this: American military police officers manning what was once Saddam Hussein’s most notorious prison are under investigation for torturing Iraqi detainees with threats of elec…

    Trackback by King of Fools — Friday, April 30, 2004 @ 2:38 pm

  2. ScumWatch: Army Edition
    Gary Farber and John Cole rightly characterize as “appalling” reports that Army soldiers tortured and abused Iraqi prisoners, possibly with the connivance of higher-ups. A special fisking is in order for the lawyer for one of the accused so…

    Trackback by Signifying Nothing — Friday, April 30, 2004 @ 2:48 pm

  3. ‘Hat of the Day: Chip Frederick
    By now you’ve probably heard or read about the criminal behavior of at least six members of the 800th Military Police Brigade. All are allegedly guilty of misconduct which, if proven, would qualify them for a long, long period in prison, preferably…

    Trackback by damnum absque injuria — Friday, April 30, 2004 @ 4:25 pm

  4. I predict one thing you won’t see, (US or Arabic press) are any statments along the lines of:

    “While this behavior is abhorant, and despicable it will be dealt with swiftly, and in a fashion that is fair and legal. Unlike similiar actions by the Jihadist and terrorists this is an isolated incident, As opposed to a from the top down state policy.”

    Comment by Marc — Saturday, May 1, 2004 @ 12:40 am

  5. what these soldiers fail to realize is that they’re fueling the anti-american hate all over again.

    this behavior will give such support to anti-american/british movements that it is only a matter of time before the next set of terrorist actions will be directed towards one these nations.

    stupid people backed by an ignorant president.

    Comment by richard tate — Wednesday, May 5, 2004 @ 5:19 pm

  6. While this treatment of Iraqi prisoners is not acceptable behavior or becoming of an american or british soldier. I don’t see how we can blame the head of state for that which he was not aware of. Furthermore, should we forget what these ungrateful pieces of ca-ca put our own soldiers through during their captivity. How about their treatment of their own people??!! My feeling is that these guards should be disciplined but not to the degree most seem to believe would be appropriate. Stupid as they were…what about eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth. While this treatment may have been humiliating there were for the most part never harmed physically! Leave our soldiers be!!!!!

    Comment by karen — Sunday, May 9, 2004 @ 10:22 am

  7. http://hm.indymedia.org/usermedia/image/13/large/bin_laden_birdman_2.jpeg

    Comment by birdman — Sunday, May 9, 2004 @ 2:10 pm

  8. I really get upset with the people who keep downplaying how serious this prisoner abuse is. It will cause many more americans to die, and not just soldiers. The people who did this have completely distroyed any chance of saving this blunder of an adventure in Iraqi. People keep saying “where was the outrage over the bodies hanging from the bridge.” We are americans and we are supposed to have the high moral ground on human right issues. I expect more of our soldiers, than a group of thugs and terrorists.

    Comment by Dwight — Monday, May 10, 2004 @ 11:27 pm

  9. Many of us in East Asia would be praying for Americans to “wake up!” and not vote in a moron as the president again… Republicans do give us the image of a war-monger these days. And this is coming from a neutral observer.

    Comment by Alvin Awyong — Wednesday, May 12, 2004 @ 7:54 am

  10. Perhaps that’s a little too harsh. I guess what you meant is that if Bush didn’t start the war against Iraq, none of this would have happened. That is pretty much 2 seperate issues and the blame shouldn’t be put on the war. Unfortunately, i do agree on the popularity of Bush. I don’t know about Americans, but those images would forever be linked to this bullish and high-handed president. Apart from 50% of Americans, the rest of the world hates Bush.

    Comment by Chong Rui Yeng — Wednesday, May 12, 2004 @ 8:09 am

  11. how is it possible for these persons to act so cruely to the iraqi prisoners and they know that they are to be setting an example? This is truly outrageous and it must me fixed before there will be change in iraq, the iraqis are acustom to these types of brutality and their mentalities will never be changed if we aremicans also carry out these kinds of pretensive cruelty.
    in addition it plagues my mind as to why was there a war started in iraq by the bush administration and the real reason for it. all the senseless killings that took place in iraq of our american soldiers, could we really say that they lost their life for a purpose or because of bush’s stupidity?
    AJG

    Comment by allwyne — Thursday, May 13, 2004 @ 5:42 am

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