Thursday, July 08, 2004
Juan Cole informs us, quoting the German Press:
Children Detainees in Iraq?
"Samuel Provance, a staff sergeant stationed in the now infamous Abu Ghraib prison said that interrogating officers had pressured a 15 or 16 year old girl. Military police had only intervened when the girl was already half undressed. On another occasion, a 16 year old was soaked with water, driven through the cold, and then smeared with mud."And we wonder why they didn't just stop and throw down their weapons when we turned over "sovereignty" to them?
Cole also has a great reminder of back when Bush didn't know the names of world leaders.
I can't tell you how ominous I found Bush's performance in that interview. I still remember him stuttering about "the General," unable to remember Musharraf's name. He obviously had no idea what he was talking about, though he demonstrated a number of ill-fated instincts. He obviously liked authoritarian rule better than democracy, equating dictatorship with "stability."Ah, me.
Have been painting all day. Stuff posted over at the Kline Project, if you want to take a look. Links were down earlier, but back up now.
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