Friday, July 16, 2004

It just gets worse

Seymour Hersh, author of the articles that brought Abu Ghraib to light (linked to here), gave a speech at an ACLU conference that provides even more details about the horror at that place:

"Some of the worst things that happened that you don't know about, ok. Videos. There are women there. Some of you may have read they were passing letters, communications out to their men. This is at Abu Ghraib which is about 30 miles from Baghdad [...]

The women were passing messages out saying, "Please come and kill me, because of what's happened," and basically what has happened is that those women who were arrested with young boys, children, in cases that have been recorded. The boys were sodomized with the cameras rolling, and the worst about all of them is the soundtrack of the boys shrieking that your government has. They are in total terror it's going to come out.

It's impossible to say to yourself how did we get there? Who are we? Who are these people that sent us there?
" (from Daily KOS, with some minor editing based on the video)

That anyone can support an administration that allowed, and possibly even condoned, this torture is completely and utterly baffling to me. (via BoingBoing)

[Update July 20: BoingBoing has found some evidence that backs up Hersh's claims.]

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