Monday, May 10, 2004

The New Yorker magazine said the photos had been held by a member of the 320th Military Police Brigade, the same unit implicated in other abuses at the prison, west of Baghdad. One photo, which the magazine published, showed the prisoner cowering while the dogs barked; others in the series, which were described, showed a soldier pinning the same man on the ground while displaying a bleeding wound to his leg.

If the sequence was accurately described, it would be the first to surface from the prison that displays an act of deliberate wounding, stretching beyond the humiliation and acts of physical abuse of naked Iraqi prisoners depicted in photos already published.

I wonder if Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and the rest of the Big Mouths want to reconsider their notion that this amounts to little more than "frat hazing"? Before these latest shots came out sure, I could see their point of view. After all, everyone knows that fraternities are notorious for having rape-room (they're called "pledge's bedrooms", I understand, and also known as "keg parties"), but it's also generally known that frats don't sic dogs on people in fun.

Which brings me to another topic: not only has NO ONE outside blog-world taken Rush and the rest of the Nazisauri dinosaurs tot ask for comparing torture to hazing, no one has said anything about Joe Lieberman's despicable comments at last week's Warner Hearings.


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