May 28, 2009

Abu Ghraib photos show sex assaults: Taguba

From the Telegraph today:

Maj.-Gen. Taguba, who retired in January, 2007, said he supported the President's decision, adding, "These pictures show torture, abuse, rape and every indecency.

"I am not sure what purpose their release would serve other than a legal one and the consequence would be to imperil our troops, the only protectors of our foreign policy, when we most need them, and British troops who are trying to build security in Afghanistan.

"The mere description of these pictures is horrendous enough, take my word for it."

If you have never read Taguba's original report, you probably should.

UPDATE, May 30: Taguba says it's a total misquote. Nice work, Tely.

Posted by BruceR at 10:34 AM

Secrecy for a bus-killer: unacceptable

The Globe editorial has it exactly right. This is an outrage.

Posted by BruceR at 10:28 AM

Canadian military: run by sentient bacteria?

Our secret is out.

Course, an extensive program of super-mutant research *would* explain why we can't keep more than 15,000 soldiers on the line with a $19 billion budget. Hmm...

Posted by BruceR at 09:13 AM