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Report: Detainee Abuse Is "Standard Operating Procedure," Say Soldiers
ABCNews ^ | Maddy Sauer

Posted on 07/24/2006 4:40:39 PM PDT by SandRat

Despite the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, the torture and abuse of Iraqi detainees in U.S. custody has continued, according to a new report released over the weekend by Human Rights Watch.

Soldiers told HRW that in direct violation of international law, detainees at one camp "were regularly stripped naked and subjected to beatings, forced exercises, severe sleep deprivation and various forms of degrading and humiliating treatment."

The report describes alleged abuses at three different detention facilities in Iraq between 2003 and 2005. These abuses, the reports says, were authorized and routine.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.abcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Cuba; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abuse; detainee; interrogation; lies; media; operating; procedure; soldiers; standard; un
This is too vile and fabricated to even post in full.
1 posted on 07/24/2006 4:40:42 PM PDT by SandRat
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2 posted on 07/24/2006 4:41:19 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

It's all B.S.


3 posted on 07/24/2006 4:41:29 PM PDT by quark
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To: SandRat

....guess the International Red Cross stationed at Club Gitmo missed all this right?


Doogle


4 posted on 07/24/2006 4:42:53 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF...8th TFW...Ubon Thailand...408thMMS..."69"...Night Line Delivery...AMMO!!)
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To: SandRat
This is too vile and fabricated to even post in full.

Are the soldiers making this up, or is Human Rights Watch making this up? If the latter, our soldiers should be speaking out against them.

5 posted on 07/24/2006 4:43:21 PM PDT by detroitdarien
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To: SandRat

Yeah. Sure it is.


6 posted on 07/24/2006 4:43:22 PM PDT by marron
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To: SandRat

"Soldiers?" Let me guess, some anti-war type right? Sounds like bull to me. Why would they even risk it after the witch hunt that followed Abu Ghirab? Spare me.


7 posted on 07/24/2006 4:43:43 PM PDT by MikeA (Not voting out of anger in November is a vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House)
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To: detroitdarien

Human Rights Watch = George Soros funded, and likely manipulated, organization.


8 posted on 07/24/2006 4:44:20 PM PDT by MikeA (Not voting out of anger in November is a vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House)
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To: SandRat

This is such a LIE!!


9 posted on 07/24/2006 4:45:20 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: SandRat

The report is very unconvincing.


10 posted on 07/24/2006 4:45:31 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: SandRat
I don't suppose they actually name any sources?
11 posted on 07/24/2006 4:45:50 PM PDT by somemoreequalthanothers (All for the betterment of "the state", comrade)
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To: MikeA
Human Rights Watch = George Soros funded, and likely manipulated, organization.

Maybe we should e-mail and complain to ABC news that HRW is a bogus organization - they certainly should at least check the credentials of an organization making these claims.

12 posted on 07/24/2006 4:46:48 PM PDT by detroitdarien
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To: SandRat

Did anyone's head get sawed off, or body burned and hung from a bridge?

Didn't think so.


13 posted on 07/24/2006 4:47:06 PM PDT by jw777
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To: SandRat
Would this the same HRW clowns who are strangely silent on beheadings, beating of Women, etc?


14 posted on 07/24/2006 4:47:28 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: detroitdarien
Are the soldiers making this up, or is Human Rights Watch making this up? If the latter, our soldiers should be speaking out against them.

What soldiers? Did you see any names mentioned? I didn't, this is just another "unnamed source" load of BS from the MSM.

15 posted on 07/24/2006 4:47:30 PM PDT by calex59 (The '86 amnesty put us in the toilet, now the senate wants to flush it!)
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To: SandRat
A few more Jesse MacBeth's running around, apparently...


16 posted on 07/24/2006 4:48:44 PM PDT by pissant
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To: MikeA

George Soros, and his running dog lackeys at Human Rights Watch, definitely prefer the Islamofascist "head cuttings" to sleep deprivation.


17 posted on 07/24/2006 4:48:50 PM PDT by muawiyah (-/sarcasm)
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To: detroitdarien
they certainly should at least check the credentials of an organization making these claims.

..they all attended the Dan RATher school of journalism

Doogle

18 posted on 07/24/2006 4:49:14 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF...8th TFW...Ubon Thailand...408thMMS..."69"...Night Line Delivery...AMMO!!)
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To: SandRat

More condemnation of our military in Iraq by unnamed sources in the MSM, I say BS.


19 posted on 07/24/2006 4:49:25 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: SandRat

Yeah, boo freaking hoo for the terrorists, but it's just fine with Human Rights Watch that our guys are murdered and their corpses mutilated by these animals.

It's disgusting.


20 posted on 07/24/2006 4:50:03 PM PDT by GatorGirl
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To: detroitdarien

I strongly suspect the AM Nasty International types are the prevaricators.


21 posted on 07/24/2006 4:52:21 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: jw777

"Did anyone's head get sawed off, or body burned and hung from a bridge? "

Nope but its a strategy worth persuing.


23 posted on 07/24/2006 4:53:07 PM PDT by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: SandRat

What a load of crap. If soldiers just admitted to knowing certain acts were illegal and did them anyway then were they interviewed from the brig?


24 posted on 07/24/2006 4:53:51 PM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: festus

Amen. Let the brutality begin. Animals will be treated like animals.


25 posted on 07/24/2006 4:53:57 PM PDT by jw777
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To: SandRat

Human Rights Watch is a tool for the Islamofacist jihadis and of the traitorous left. Just another hit piece on our troops by the MSM which support the terrorists.


26 posted on 07/24/2006 4:54:13 PM PDT by afnamvet (It is what it is.)
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To: darkwing104

YEP!


27 posted on 07/24/2006 4:54:16 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: tobyhill
If soldiers just admitted to knowing certain acts were illegal and did them anyway then were they interviewed from the brig?

Since the Geneva Convention doesn't apply to prisoners in the WOT, the acts wouldn't be illegal. My question is, are these soldiers going on record?

28 posted on 07/24/2006 4:56:50 PM PDT by detroitdarien
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To: SandRat

The USSC is WRONG -- the Geneva Convention accords do not apply to terrorists. Moreover, Congress precluded judical review.


30 posted on 07/24/2006 5:01:57 PM PDT by dodger
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To: Baynative

A definite terrorist tool. Soros is behind this evil.


31 posted on 07/24/2006 5:02:04 PM PDT by afnamvet (It is what it is.)
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To: SandRat

I looked at the headline than looked at the source. I didn't need to read any further.


32 posted on 07/24/2006 5:22:27 PM PDT by caisson71
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