maandag, juli 19, 2004

And how will this play in Alabama?

Al-Jazeera: U.S. hides videotapes of new abuse cases at Abu Ghraib

Seymour Hersh, the investigative journalist Woodward and Bernstein never turned out to be and the dude who originally broke the Abu Ghraib torture - ahem - abuse story, has told the American Civil Liberties Union that the Bush administration is hiding videotapes of US soldiers sodomising young boy prisoners in Iraq.

'"The worst is the soundtrack of the boys shrieking," Hersh told the group, adding that there was "a massive amount of criminal wrongdoing that was covered up at the highest command out there, and higher."'

It goes without saying that these tapes and the rest of them should be made public immediately. Then we'll see how Tom 'The Hammer' Delay ties himself in knots defending 'just a couple o' good ol' boys who are lettin' off some steam', while simultaneously trying to ban gay marriage via constitutional amendment.


Of passing note, the page on Al-Jazeera from which this story was snatched has a banner ad at the top of the page, with the mysterious slogan, "I'm richer than you!" and a picture of Ghaddafi's daughter, who is apparently worth $300 million. The ad, which alternates between Ghaddafi's daughter and Saddam's (who is apparently worth $500 million) clicks through to a foreign exhange site.

Odd, but I find Ghaddafi's daughter v. seductive, as much as any socialist can find the millionaire daughter of a mad-as-a-poached-egg dictator attractive, that is.