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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

A Few Bad Apples?

If you don't think that the secret CIA prisons story, Abu Ghraib, Gitmo, rendition and all the other related stories of torture and abuse being connected to America aren't together one of the greatest threats to our national security and the most significant issue to damage our national name you have your head so deep in the sand you think that kicking being delivered to your posterior is another Ostrich coming up to say hi.

U.S. Envoy Says Detainee Abuse Was Worse Than Described - New York Times:

"RAMADI, Iraq, Dec. 13 - The American ambassador in Iraq said today that more than 100 detainees had been abused in two Iraqi detention facilities, more than had been previously disclosed"

What is also clear is that this idea that Abu Ghraib was just the work of a few bad eggs or rotten appples is a bunch of bull. The policies related to abuse came from the highest levels of government, are at best condoned by Rummy and Cheney, and if there were excesses that came from soldiers and others getting carried away, well what do expect? You start rolling a boulder down the hill and sooner or later its going to jump the fence and start crushing things.

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