Friday, May 20, 2005


One of the important things about the Newsweek story is that it was CREDIBLE. And it was credible because of REAL atrocities that had been committed by the United States.

And if we, as a nation, don't start denouncing such actions, future generations will look back on this as the time of America's greatest national shame.

The Times has obtained a report of how two inmates died in custody.

Even as the young Afghan man was dying before them, his American jailers continued to torment him.

The prisoner, a slight, 22-year-old taxi driver known only as Dilawar, was hauled from his cell at the detention center in Bagram, Afghanistan, at around 2 a.m. to answer questions about a rocket attack on an American base. When he arrived in the interrogation room, an interpreter who was present said, his legs were bouncing uncontrollably in the plastic chair and his hands were numb. He had been chained by the wrists to the top of his cell for much of the previous four days....

Several hours passed before an emergency room doctor finally saw Mr. Dilawar. By then he was dead, his body beginning to stiffen. It would be many months before Army investigators learned a final horrific detail: Most of the interrogators had believed Mr. Dilawar was an innocent man who simply drove his taxi past the American base at the wrong time.

And nobody but the lowest level military scrubs have suffered ANY consquences for stuff like this.

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