Thursday, February 16, 2006

Bushista Pushback to the Truth

As expected, the BWC (Bush War Council) is in full-spin mode regarding the release of the latest batch of Abu Ghraib photographs and videos from the Australian media. They like to pretend that the problem has been dealt with, but as we know, there have been repeated reports of abuse since the 2003 revelations at the Iraqi prison.

Rumsfeld is still at the helm of the Defense Department. If they were serious about ending this practice, he would only be a bad memory in the farce that has been their governance, but alas, he remains in control.
A Pentagon official told The Times that the broadcast threatened to exacerbate an already tense situation, saying: "The release of these images endangers the lives of US soldiers and in the case of Iraq not just American soldiers."


But in Baghdad there was little surprise. "“Nothing is new to us,"” Muhammad Shati, 34, a Baghdad telecom engineer, told The Times. "“Those are the Americans we know already. They should stop giving speeches on fighting for freedom: an army of terror cannot defeat terror."

Indeed. There wouldn't be any resentment stirred up if the abuse didn't happen in the first place and proven to be sanctioned by the U.S. Government. It's shameful and immoral.

Meanwhile the smirking chimp and his minions continue their march of freedom.

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