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    Ours too? This story was so horrifying to me, I couldn't believe that NOBODY was covering this. Some pretty basic searches found entries like this one from buzzflash.com:


    May 11, 2004

    Will the Torture at Abu Ghraib (Finally) Open Americans' Eyes?

    "The unreleased images show American soldiers beating one prisoner almost to death, apparently raping a female prisoner, acting inappropriately with a dead body, and taping Iraqi guards raping young boys, according to NBC News." - The Boston Herald ,May 8, 2004

    (Couldn't find the article on the Herald's own site - here's a copy)

    MAY. And the national outrage is... where? It shames me that I didn't see this back then. It seems, though, that nobody else picked this up or tried to push it further. There was some kind of consensus that, Oh those pictures are bad enough, we don't want to release even worse ones. We'll all just shake our heads at how sad the world is. And I also seem to remember that polling data was showing that Americans thought the media was overdoing the story and that they didn't want to hear any more about it. So it has already been marked as a political "loser" issue by the Democrats and dropped.

    So sickening... Especially because the true criminals here will never pay for it. Not just the guards and soldiers who participated, but their commanders, and their commanders, all the way up to Monkey-In-Chief. It'll never be prosecuted as it should be in this country, and as long as the Iraqi "government" is our sock puppet, I don't see how it could ever end up in any kind of international court either.

    We are sowing a whirlwind...

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