Monday, June 16, 2008

Killer Terrorists? Detainee Abuse in Afghanistan Untold Story

As your probably aware, McClatchy News has been the only media source investigating this administration and its dishonest wars from the very beginning. In a timely story, it's time to dispell the idea that every detainee is a killer and terrorist, even though Justice Antonin Scalia thinks so. Here’s just a sample of the McClatchy News story about even more abuse and torture by our Christian troops for Bush. Sorry if I don't fawn all over these guys. Inhumane treatment is inexcusable. The video says it all.

American soldiers herded the detainees into holding pens of razor-sharp concertina wire, the kind that's used to corral livestock.

The guards kicked, kneed and punched many of the men until they collapsed in pain. U.S. troops shackled and dragged other detainees to small isolation rooms, then hung them by their wrists from chains dangling from the wire mesh ceiling.

Former guards and detainees whom McClatchy interviewed said Bagram was a center of systematic brutality for at least 20 months, starting in late 2001. Yet the soldiers responsible have escaped serious punishment.

The public outcry in the United States and abroad has focused on detainee abuse at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, but sadistic violence first appeared at Bagram, north of Kabul, and at a similar U.S. internment camp at Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan.

So much more here......

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