Saturday, September 24, 2005

The fruits of "Murderous Maniacs"

More torture goodies ahoy:

As a military jury in Texas considers the fate of Lynndie England, the low-ranking reservist pictured in the notorious photos of the abuse of Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in late 2003, two sergeants and a captain in one of the U.S. Army's most decorated combat units have come forward with accounts of routine, systematic and often severe beatings committed against detainees at a base near Fallujah from 2003 through 2004.

According to their testimony, featured in a new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW), beatings and other forms of torture were often either ordered or approved by superior officers and took place on virtually a daily basis. The soldiers, all of whom had also been deployed to Afghanistan before coming to Iraq, testified that the same techniques were used in both countries.
I'm sure glad we got to the bottom of this stuff when Abu Ghraib popped up. Less freedom-lovin' countries would have, like, you know, covered things up and pushed blame downward.

Not us, though. We're throwing the book at those who were responsible. People like PFC Lynndie England, the Mengele-like mastermind from backwater West Virginia.