Dr. C. Scott Ananian (cananian) wrote,
Dr. C. Scott Ananian
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War Crimes (Washington Post Editorial)

From the Washington Post today:
Since the publication of photographs of abuse at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison in the spring the administration's whitewashers -- led by Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld -- have contended that the crimes were carried out by a few low-ranking reservists, that they were limited to the night shift during a few chaotic months at Abu Ghraib in 2003, that they were unrelated to the interrogation of prisoners and that no torture occurred at the Guantanamo Bay prison where hundreds of terrorism suspects are held. The new documents establish beyond any doubt that every part of this cover story is false.
The intro graf is catchy, but it's the conclusion which is chilling: "For now the appalling truth is that there has been no remedy for the documented torture and killing of foreign prisoners by this American government." We need to restore America's "beacon on a hill".
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