Friday, May 20, 2005

Perhaps the Guards Flushed the Wrong Book

NY Times report on prisoner detainee treatment in Afghanistan: "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."
"At the interrogators' behest, a guard tried to force the young man to his knees. But his legs, which had been pummeled by guards for several days, could no longer bend. An interrogator told Mr. Dilawar that he could see a doctor after they finished with him. When he was finally sent back to his cell, though, the guards were instructed only to chain the prisoner back to the ceiling."
"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." (emphasis mine)

This information comes from a 2,000 page Army report on detainee abuse that was leaked to the NYT.

This is NOT how we are supposed to act. This is an embarassment to this country. I am sickened by actions like this.

No yeharr this time.


Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

That's war BP,an awful, clumsy, offensive mass of disgusting acts.

We aren't good guys, in war no good guys exist and never have.

This is the grim reality of conflict. Heartless, cruel acts.

9:58 AM, May 20, 2005  
Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

And see how the Saddam pictures come out to cover war crime stories by the US forces.

4:47 AM, May 21, 2005  

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