Well, 5 hours ago AP released a story on US detainee abuse. Culled from 278 pages of hard won FOIA documents which lists multiple cases of documented abuse. Of course, the victims were not who you'd expect. They were all guards. AP-parently the oppressed guards are routinely terrorized and tortured by the ungrateful guests at Club Gitmo. Wow, I had no idea that groups of thugs were allowed to roam freely about their picturesque beaches being unruly and rude. One guard lost a tooth. For Shame. No seriously shame, dishonor, ah Hell, I'm gonna go up to "A Pox on thee!" on this one, to AP for printing this Disneyland brochure in an Orwellian World. They must be too busy rewriting old reports to have noticed the score in Gitmo is 68homicides to 1 tooth in favor of guards, whom they are spinning up to be Martyrs. Journalism didn't just hit a new low for Integrity, it proved the new low of intelligence in the field. Any American who has ever been arrested has seen far worse abuse perpetrated by County Correctional Officers on American Citizens than the Ap mentions here. Even Conservative regurgitator Heather Mac Donald paints a worse picture.
Well, no, most of those deaths were in military self-defense or were accidental,Of course, she seems to believe that just a few feet "razor close" away from a firefight, soldiers are cuffing corpses. That murder is affirmative action "24 criminal homicides". That Al Qaeda was responsible for our Civil War, WWI and WWII etc" previous wars". And that "what Proportion" survival is a bonus. I guess on the flip side, she validates the "what I didn't do" defense strategy. You've heard it before, "Yeah, ?I f***ed her, but I make love to you!!" It's a carte blanche, I ain't John Wayne Gacy, excuse all. I wonder how proud she'd feel if Defense Attorneies around this Country started quoting her theory in their closing statements.
and most occurred at the point of capture — razor close to the heat of battle,
if technically considered “in detention.” I don’t know where Friedman comes up
with his “over 100” number. As of March 16, the Army was reporting 68 detainee
deaths. Of those, 24 were confirmed or suspected criminal homicides, but again,
a full 15 of those homicides occurred at point of capture in Iraq and
Afghanistan. Do 24 criminal homicides out of the over 50,000 detainees taken as
of September 2004 represent a criminal abuse of power? How many enemy soldiers
died at the hands of their captors in previous wars? What proportion of al Qaeda
captives survive detention? Friedman doesn’t bother to ask.
In a bit I'll post the story of my own experience in a County Detention center. See how it compares. If any one ever actually reads this, please feel free to respond with similiar stories, or post them at http://www.blastedreality.net/action.html