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  • Cuba publishes bogus GI rape photos

    06/15/2004 7:16:20 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 3 replies · 2,929+ views
    The Cuban government and state-controlled press have disseminated the same bogus GI gang-rape photos that WorldNetDaily reported originated on porn sites. As previously reported by WND, the publication of the images and stories about the images added confusion to the unfolding Abu Ghraib crisis especially in the Middle East, where top newspapers and political sites published the hard-core porn photos side-by-side with genuine photos of abuse. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba has published eight of the gang-rape porn photos under the heading, "Accusing Photos." A link on the Ministry's main page, called "The photos that...
  • Liberals Want Rumsfeld to Boot Limbaugh Off Armed Forces Radio

    05/27/2004 2:40:14 AM PDT · by kattracks · 109 replies · 805+ views
    CNSNEWS,com ^ | 5/27/04 | Liberals Want Rumsfeld to Boot Limbaugh Off Armed Forces Radio
    ( - A liberal group that monitors conservative media wants Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to remove radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh from the American Forces Radio and Television Services, formerly known as Armed Forces Radio. According to Media Matters for America, which describes itself as the first organization to systematically monitor the media for conservative "misinformation," Limbaugh has spent the past four weeks trivializing and condoning the U.S. mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison. "It is abhorrent that the American taxpayer is paying to broadcast what is in effect pro-torture propaganda to American troops," the group's...
  • To Saddam's Prisoners, US Abuse Seems 'a Joke': Some feel past crimes have been forgotten

    05/24/2004 11:44:31 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 51 replies · 687+ views
    The Daily Star [ Beirut, Lebanon] ^ | May 24, 2004 | Gert Van Langendonk
    Baghdad – Ibrahim al-Idrissi, 37, goes to work every day with a handgun in a holster on his hip. In most countries, the line of work Idrissi is in wouldn't require such firepower. But this is Iraq. Idrissi is the president of the Association for Free Prisoners, an Iraqi non-governmental organization that has been documenting the execution of political prisoners under the regime of Saddam Hussein. Many of Saddam's torturers and executioners are still at large. There have been two attempts on Idrissi's life, and three on the organization's headquarters in Baghdad. "Fortunately, their aim hasn't been very good so...
  • Maybe Rush's college frat days were like Iraq

    05/25/2004 11:28:19 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 35 replies · 427+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Tuesday, May 25, 2004 | Mike Seate
    "This is no different than what happens at a (college fraternity) initiation. And we're going to ruin people's lives over it and we're going to hamper our military effort ... because (the soldiers) had a good time. You ever heard of emotional release? You heard of the need to blow off steam?" -- Radio commentator Rush Limbaugh on the Iraqi prisoner torture scandal. Those comments probably shocked few of Limbaugh's 20 million listeners. Today, with the release of these pages -- reputed to be culled from Limbaugh's personal college schedule -- it's far easier to understand why. We can...
  • Porn princess speaks out on 'rape' photo flap

    05/20/2004 11:12:31 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 14 replies · 5,951+ views ^ | Friday, May 21, 2004 | Sherrie Gossett
    The 27-year old porn filmmaker behind the fake rape photos that sparked an international controversy spoke out today on the flap from her office in Budapest, Hungary. The bogus 'gang-rape' photos that were published around the world in newspapers and websites and presented as evidence of U.S. crimes in Iraq or as alleged evidence, were still shots taken from porn movies produced by Andrea Marchand. The movies and still shots appear on the Hungarian website "Sex in War." In many cases, the perpetrator of the hoax and its variations has remained unidentified. The Budapest-based filmmaker has been making graphic movies...
  • The missing pictures from the Arab world

    05/18/2004 11:20:22 PM PDT · by kattracks · 7 replies · 386+ views ^ | 5/19/04 | Walid Phares, Ph.D.
    Torture Existed Before Abu Gharib, But Why No Coverage?When the Abu Ghraib prison abuse crisis exploded, I analyzed the reactions coming from the Arab World. In an election year, the stakes are high for all parties involved. Each side wants a convenient "truth". The Bush Administration talked about "bad apples." While on the offensive, the opposition talks of a "systemic problem." President Bush went on Arab TV, while his opponents rushed to speak on behalf of the "humiliated Arab world." But as General Abuzeid put it since Day One, it sounds as if "the issue is making more noise in...
  • Soldier arrested over Mirror hoax photos

    05/18/2004 5:11:51 PM PDT · by weegee · 12 replies · 402+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue 18 May, 2004 21:27 | no byline
    LONDON (Reuters) - At least one soldier has been arrested over fake pictures showing alleged mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners by British troops, the defence ministry says. The photos were published in the Daily Mirror just days after similar ones were published in the United States showing U.S. soldiers abusing prisoners, shocking the world and causing widespread anger in the Arab world. A spokeswoman would give no further details about the arrest by the ministry's Special Investigation Branch (SIB). "The SIB, as part of the ongoing investigation, arrested somebody to be questioned under caution," she said. "At least one person has...
  • Radio Ad Seeks to Undermine Rush Limbaugh

    05/18/2004 7:47:28 AM PDT · by wcdukenfield · 34 replies · 340+ views ^ | 5/14/04 | David Thibault
    ( - Efforts to discredit radio news commentator Rush Limbaugh escalated this week with a new radio ad campaign hammering Limbaugh for comments he made about the abuse of Iraqi inmates at the Abu Ghraib prison. Still unresolved, meanwhile, is the Palm Beach County, Fla., prosecutor's investigation of Limbaugh for possible "doctor shopping" in connection with Limbaugh's admitted former addiction to painkillers. The separate media and legal challenges to Limbaugh are part of a longstanding strategy employed by the political left, according to Mark Levin, director of the Landmark Legal Foundation and a supporter of Limbaugh. "There's no question they've...
  • NEW '9/11' FLICK HAS FAR 'MOORE' FIZZLE THAN SIZZLE ("Fahrenheit 9/11," )

    05/18/2004 12:40:59 AM PDT · by kattracks · 41 replies · 522+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/18/04 | LOU LUMENICK
    <p>May 18, 2004 -- CANNES, France - President Bush need not lose any sleep over Michael Moore's much-hyped "Fahrenheit 9/11," which turns out to be a wet firecracker. Moore's virulent feature-length attack on Bush, which premiered yesterday to a 20-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival, falls far short of delivering on the filmmaker's extravagant promises of election-swinging revelations.</p>
  • Stuff Happens! Don't call it torture. It's just a broomstick up the butt.

    05/08/2004 10:25:18 AM PDT · by Norman Arbuthnot · 34 replies · 456+ views
    The Village Voice ^ | May 5th, 2004 | Richard Goldstein Richard GoldsteinRichard Goldstein
    Donald Rumsfeld was, fielding unfriendly fire on Tuesday over the military's torture of Iraqi prisoners. This time, his usual pose of barely concealed contempt seemed more like scarcely repressed rage. Every muscle in his body was tensed, and his shoulders looked like wire hangers were holding them up. It was Rummy's Strangelove-ian attempt to keep from shrugging. Hey, the voice within him longed to say, those fuckers are lucky to have their fingernails. But Rummy is a master of extenuation. When Baghdad was looted while the U.S. army stood by, he uttered his most famous euphemism: "Stuff happens." Now he...
  • Pornographic Scholarship and the War on Terror

    05/16/2004 5:58:19 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies · 241+ views
    Grove City College ^ | 5/13/04 | Dr. Earl Tilford
    At the 1991 annual convention of the American Popular Cultural Association, an event best described as “the Gong Show of American Academia,” I presented a paper on the air war in Vietnam. On the panel before ours, a professor from a women’s studies program at an Ivy League university discussed her work on pornographic movies and the Vietnam War. She showed scenes in which porno actors in GI garb ravish a bound female Viet Cong, savagely cutting off her unique, “black leather” VC pajamas. According to the professor, the scene captured the depravity of American soldiers, reflected the corruption of...
  • Globe blames councilor for bogus 'rape' photos

    05/14/2004 9:24:34 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies · 2,224+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 5/14/04 | WorldNetDaily
    The Boston Globe today tried to distance itself from its admitted error in publishing pornographic photos fraudulently depicting the rape of Iraqi women by American GIs by blaming the city councilor who distributed the pictures at a press conference. In an editorial, the paper admitted for the first time the photos were "bogus" and "appeared" to be taken from a porn site, but in a separate article, the Globe's ombudsman claims she still has failed to discover the source of the photos and still has not confirmed or denied their veracity to readers. The photographs – uncovered by WorldNetDaily as...
  • MIRROR BOSS QUITS POST(Admits photos are fake - "victim of a calculated malicious hoax")

    05/14/2004 10:43:16 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 47 replies · 798+ views
    Sky News ^ | 14 May, 2004 | Sky News
    The editor of the Daily Mirror has resigned after admitting its alleged Iraqi abuse pictures had been "a hoax". Piers Morgan's decision came as the paper "apologised unreservedly" for printing the pictures. The editor, one of the best known faces in Fleet Street, had earlier brushed away growing pressure on him to quit. The Queen's Lancashire Regiment, subject of the abuse allegations, had said the pictures were "utter and complete nonsense". Military figures for the regiment said the photos are fake and that the newspaper should apologise. In a hard-hitting press conference at Fulwood Barracks, Preston, key figures for the...
  • Those fake rape photos: Boston Globe attempts cover-up of fake rape pix

    05/14/2004 2:52:01 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 40 replies · 3,642+ views ^ | Friday, May 14, 2004 | Joseph Farah
    It was 10 days ago now that WorldNetDaily first blew the whistle on the fake rape photos that were being disseminated internationally in an effort to exaggerate the extent of the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal. Explicit photos depicting rape of Iraqi women by U.S. American GIs were picked up from porn sites in the U.S. and abroad by Arab and Muslim propagandists and posted on Internet sites and published in newspapers. Certainly, these horrifying bogus images of brutality have persuaded millions that the prisoner abuse scandal is far worse than it really is. Perhaps those expectations are par for the...
  • Globe caught with pants down: Paper duped into running porn photos

    05/13/2004 8:36:19 PM PDT · by musical_airman · 28 replies · 395+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, May 13, 2004 | Herald staff
    Globe caught with pants down: Paper duped into running porn photos The Boston Globe was reeling yesterday after graphic photos of alleged sexual abuse of Iraqi women by U.S. soldiers turned out to be staged shots from a hardcore porn Web site. ``This photo should not have appeared in the Globe,'' editor Martin Baron said in a statement. ``First, images portrayed in the photo were overly graphic. Second, as the story clearly pointed out, those images were never authenticated as photos of prisoner abuse. There was a lapse in judgment and procedures, and we apologize for it.'' The ``lapse'' came...
  • The fifth column of the fourth estate

    05/13/2004 6:55:59 PM PDT · by rocknotsand · 27 replies · 231+ views ^ | May 13 2004 | Melanie Phillips
    So now we see in all their starkness the double standards of the western media. Day after day, the shocking images from Abu Ghraib prison have been plastered all over the media. Yes, the abuse they have revealed is disgusting and appalling and it is right that it should be exposed and that we should be horrified. But nowhere near this attention is being paid to far worse barbarism being committed by our enemies. As Jeff Jacoby observes in the Boston Globe: 'Poor Nick Berg. The anybody-but-Bush crowd isn't going to rush to publicize his terrible fate with anything like...
  • Press calls prisoner coverage 'balanced'

    05/12/2004 10:03:17 PM PDT · by kattracks · 34 replies · 412+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/13/04 | Jennifer Harper
    <p>Nonstop news coverage of Iraqi prisoner abuse has yet to become sensational, some insist. But they agree it ultimately could exact a toll on the U.S. military.</p> <p>"Yes, it must sadden our troops to see these accounts, it must make them angry. Maybe it does expose them to greater danger," said ABC's Ted Koppel.</p>
  • Daily Mirror photos officially fake

    05/13/2004 5:46:43 AM PDT · by weegee · 56 replies · 2,475+ views
    This Is London in association with The Evening Standard ^ | 13 May 2004 | By Joe Murphy, Evening Standard Political Editor
    The photographs purporting to show British soldiers urinating on an Iraqi prisoner are fakes, an inquiry has decided. Defence minister Adam Ingram was set to reveal that the images showing a hooded "victim" were actually taken in northern England. Army investigators are understood to have identified the four-tonne Bedford lorry in which the pictures were taken and tracked it down to a barracks in Preston, rather than Basra. The pictures - apparently showing a man being beaten, kicked and hit with a rifle butt - caused worldwide outrage after they were published in the antiwar Daily Mirror.
  • Globe caught with pants down: Paper duped into running porn photos

    05/13/2004 4:57:45 AM PDT · by metesky · 112 replies · 1,491+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, May 13, 2004 | By Herald staff
    Globe caught with pants down: Paper duped into running porn photosBy Herald staffThursday, May 13, 2004The Boston Globe was reeling yesterday after graphic photos of alleged sexual abuse of Iraqi women by U.S. soldiers turned out to be staged shots from a hardcore porn Web site.      ``This photo should not have appeared in the Globe,'' editor Martin Baron said in a statement. ``First, images portrayed in the photo were overly graphic. Second, as the story clearly pointed out, those images were never authenticated as photos of prisoner abuse. There was a lapse in judgment and procedures, and we apologize for...
  • Berg's e-mails depict dangerous travels / Excerpts from Nicholas Berg's e-mails

    05/12/2004 3:25:34 PM PDT · by kattracks · 27 replies · 388+ views
    AP | 5/12/04 | JASON STRAZIUSO
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The independent businessman who was beheaded in Iraq wrote colorful e-mails to family and friends at home, foreign dispatches that showed a 26-year-old with limited Arabic skills traveling solo through dangerous parts of the country. The January e-mails, in what now seem to be chilling references, also describe Nicholas Berg's work near the Abu Ghraib prison — "a notorious prison for Army and political prisoners," he wrote — and his brief detention by Iraqi police. His killers cited the abuse of prisoners by U.S. personnel at Abu Ghraib as the reason for Berg's killing. The abuse was...
  • Nightline to talk about Abuses

    05/11/2004 12:42:35 PM PDT · by gilliam · 28 replies · 226+ views
    TONIGHT'S FOCUS: The abuses committed by American soldiers at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison have prompted a storm of outrage. Especially disturbing are late breaking reports this afternoon that an American may have been murdered in retaliation for those abuses. Today, a tense Senate hearing considered the Army's own internal report of these abuses. And despite the enormity of the criticism, both at home and around the world, some are starting to say there has already been too much hand wringing. link to send your message directly to the "Nightline" staff:
  • Charge the fit-up fakers with treason (re: Daily Mirror's fake UK Iraqi POW photos)

    05/11/2004 11:55:06 AM PDT · by weegee · 11 replies · 451+ views
    The Sun ^ | May 11, 2004 | Richard Littlejohn
    So now we’re told that it doesn’t matter whether or not the Iraqi torture pictures are fakes. What’s important is that British soldiers are mistreating prisoners. And if the phoney photos have drawn attention to this greater evil, then so well and good. Yeah, right. Curious how those putting forward this argument have always been first to scream “fit-up” when police are accused of fabricating evidence against known criminals and terrorists. How many cases have collapsed because detectives have over-egged the case against villains they insisted were guilty? How many guilty men have walked free because their “confessions” have been...
  • Abuse photos 'were staged in UK'

    05/11/2004 8:37:29 AM PDT · by JusticeTalion · 52 replies · 889+ views
    BBC News World Edition ^ | 05/10/04 | BBC
    The pictures which sparked claims UK soldiers abused Iraqis were staged at a British barracks by Territorial Army (TA) members, it has been reported. Sources told the Daily Telegraph the photographs were set up in a Bedford MK lorry at Kimberley TA base in Preston. Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon said it was likely the pictures were a hoax. The regiment accused of the abuse has demanded an apology from the Daily Mirror for publishing the images, but the paper has stood by their accuracy. The photographs appeared to show soldiers from the Queen's Lancashire Regiment urinating on a prisoner and...
  • TA members to be questioned over 'faked' torture photos

    05/03/2004 9:43:10 PM PDT · by ABrit · 1 replies · 155+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | Tuesday 4 May 2004 | By Chris Boffey and Nigel Bunyan
    TA members to be questioned over 'faked' torture photos By Chris Boffey and Nigel Bunyan (Filed: 04/05/2004) The Army investigation into photographs that purport to show soldiers torturing an Iraqi prisoner is close to concluding that the pictures were faked by soldiers trying to cash in on rumours of brutality. The Ministry of Defence said last night that the Royal Military Police would seek this week to question Piers Morgan, the editor of the Daily Mirror, which first published the photographs, and other senior staff. Members of the Territorial Army who served with the Queen's Lancashire Regiment in Iraq last...
  • Bush shown abuse photos at Pentagon briefing

    05/10/2004 5:42:52 PM PDT · by The Raven · 34 replies · 338+ views
    Yahoo News/Drudge ^ | May 10, 2004 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - President George W. Bush (news - web sites) was shown a "representative sample" Monday of the hundreds of photographs of abuses of Iraqi prisoners by US soldiers that have not yet been seen by the US public, a senior defense official said. More than a dozen large, color prints of photographs of abuse taken at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq (news - web sites) were shown to Bush in Rumsfeld's office after an hour-long briefing at the Pentagon (news - web sites) on the situation in Iraq, the officials said. "The president's reaction was one of deep...
  • Bush's Backing of Rumsfeld Shocks and Angers Arabs

    05/10/2004 5:20:20 PM PDT · by ambrose · 133 replies · 204+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5.10.04
    Bush's Backing of Rumsfeld Shocks and Angers Arabs Mon May 10, 4:52 PM ET Add World - Reuters to My Yahoo! By Firouz Sedarat DUBAI (Reuters) - Arab commentators reacted with shock and disbelief on Monday over President Bush (news - web sites)'s robust backing of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld against calls for his resignation. Critics had called for him to quit after the furor over the abuse of Iraqi prisoners but analysts, editors and ordinary Arabs were united in their condemnation of Bush who said the United States owed Rumsfeld a "debt of gratitude." "After the torture and vile...
  • Abuse investigators face a web of lies and allegations

    05/10/2004 4:32:43 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 9 replies · 115+ views
    The Times ^ | May 11, 2004 | Anthony Loyd
    ABDUL QADIR, his arms bandaged, had a tale of abuse at the hands of American forces that shocked even the most hard-bitten. Standing before a packed human rights groups press conference in Baghdad on Sunday morning, Mr Qadir began a dramatic account of his experiences that began with a beating and had reached the point whereby he was tied to a tree and sodomised by the Americans when one of the conference organisers interrupted him. “You’re a liar!” shouted Jabar al-Agaili, secretary-general to the Free Iraq Society, which was hosting the event. “His documents looked fake when we examined them...
  • The fightback against barbarism must go on

    05/10/2004 4:25:14 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 3 replies · 156+ views
    The Times ^ | May 11, 2004 | Michael Gove
    The horror of Abu Ghraib should not be used to unedrmine Western resolve THE whole world has been horrified by the pictures from Abu Ghraib. The sense of horror in Arab countries has been particularly acute. Understandably so, for torture is a reality which impinges on citizens of Arab nations in a way it does not directly on us. The systematic abuse of prisoners is a weapon of domestic political control in Arab nations, from Baathist Syria to Wahhabi Saudi Arabia. The citizens of those nations know that the torture chamber is only a knock in the night away but,...
  • Abuse vehicle 'was not in Iraq'

    05/10/2004 1:14:17 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies · 303+ views
    icNewcastle ^ | May 10 2004
    There are "strong indications" that a vehicle shown in Daily Mirror photos of alleged abuse of prisoners was not in Iraq, Geoff Hoon has said. The Defence Secretary told MPs that a Special Investigation Branch inquiry into photos of PoW abuse by UK troops indicated the vehicle was not in Iraq. The photo showing an inmate in a vehicle is said to come from soldiers from the Queen's Lancashire Regiment. The Daily Mirror issued a statement in response to the Defence Secretary's comments: "Mr Hoon's comments about the photographs we published were obviously designed to divert attention from the much...
  • War graves hit over Iraq 'abuse'

    05/10/2004 6:36:40 AM PDT · by James_UK · 27 replies · 242+ views
    BBC News ^ | Monday, 10 May, 2004 | BBC News
    War graves hit over Iraq 'abuse' Anger has flared at photos of Iraqi captives allegedly being abused Vandals have attacked more than 30 Commonwealth war graves in Gaza City in an apparent act of retaliation for the abuse of prisoners in Iraq. Some 33 graves were desecrated or destroyed in the cemetery for troops from the two world wars. Photographs of US and British soldiers allegedly abusing Iraqi prisoners were hung from some of the tombstones. The British Consulate General in Jerusalem said it was investigating the incident. Flowers were uprooted and the message "We will take revenge" was written...

    05/09/2004 3:13:03 AM PDT · by kattracks · 177 replies · 6,226+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/09/04 | ALY SUJO
    <p>The shocking photos of U.S. soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners that rocked the world were snapped by a former pizza-house manager who grew up exposed to gruesome pictures of dead people, according to a published report.</p> <p>Spc. Sabrina Harman, 26, an MP at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison, has been accused by the Army of taking pictures of a nude human pyramid.</p>
  • MSNBC and Cincinatti Post Cartoonist disrepects America's war dead. Disgusting political cartoon

    05/10/2004 12:00:57 PM PDT · by Chieftain · 30 replies · 579+ views
  • Hanging out the Troops (Hackworth Fails to Mention 17 Senators)

    05/10/2004 12:55:20 PM PDT · by Republican Red · 169 replies · 609+ views
    David Hackworth ^ | May 10, 2004 | David HAckworth
    As an American citizen, I’m ashamed of the atrocities committed by Americans in Iraq. As a former professional soldier, I’m appalled not only by what has happened in the prisons there, but also by our military leadership. From the very top of the Pentagon down to the 320th Military Police Battalion, the brass have spent months covering up obscene behavior while placing the sole blame on Joe and Jill Grunt. The damage to our country and our just war on terrorism is already devastating. And these war crimes not only diminish the sacrifices of our gallant soldiers in Iraq and...
  • U.K. Has `Indications' Iraqi Abuse Photos Are Fake

    05/10/2004 10:43:37 AM PDT · by Nasty McPhilthy · 19 replies · 469+ views
    Bloomberg ^ | 5/10/04
    <p>U.K. Has `Indications' Iraqi Abuse Photos Are Fake (Update1) May 10 (Bloomberg) -- U.K. Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon said there are signs that photographs the Daily Mirror published purporting to show British soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners may be fake.</p> <p>The comment casts doubt on accusations that British troops tortured Iraqis. Polls show those charges have hurt the approval rating of Prime Minister Tony Blair, who said accusations of abuse by U.K. troops are still being investigated.</p>
  • U.S. calls for Arab retractions

    05/09/2004 7:25:27 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 81 replies · 2,135+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 5/9/04 | Sherrie Gossett
    The day after a WorldNetDaily report revealed that photos circulating in the Middle East that depict GI's raping Iraqi women were fake and had originated from pornography sites, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo issued a statement calling on Arab news outlets to publish retractions. The embassy statement read, "We have done a thorough investigation of the origin of these photos and have conclusive evidence that they originated on a pornographic web site. They are clearly staged photos, done by actors, as the site itself states." The Al Wafd newspaper published four photographs on the top of its front page that...
  • "I guess Limbaugh gets a rush out of violence"

    05/09/2004 6:50:27 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 292 replies · 369+ views ^ | May 9, 04 | Travis Justice
    The cries of Iraqi prisoners fall on deaf ears as far as Rush Limbaugh is concerned. But can he truly be faulted for that? After all, the political pundit's hearing is permanently impaired as a result of long-term OxyContin abuse. And how could a painkiller addict understand abuse to begin with? The man hasn't felt pain in years. Nevertheless, Limbaugh condoned the horrific treatment of Iraqi prisoners on his Thursday radio show, referring to it as a "brilliant maneuver" on behalf of the U.S. military. As most Daily Press readers already know, CBS recently released photographs of Iraqi prisoners being...
  • TIMELINE (Prison Abuse Iraq Story)

    05/05/2004 8:54:16 PM PDT · by cd jones · 2 replies · 571+ views
    Much information on the Iraq prison torture story is making it's way into the major media. Most of it is confusing, if not deliberately misleading. Given the amount of information available to the average news reader, a better understanding of the situation could likely result from reviewing the events of the story in chronological order.
  • Soldier's Family Set in Motion Chain of Events on Disclosure [Hackworth involved in CBS photos]

    05/07/2004 11:02:41 PM PDT · by saquin · 902 replies · 1,439+ views
    NY Times ^ | 5/8/04 | James Dao and Eric Lichtblau
    CUMBERLAND, Md., May 7 — Ivan Frederick was distraught. His son, an Army reservist turned prison guard in Iraq, was under investigation earlier this year for mistreating prisoners, and photographs of the abuse were beginning to circulate among soldiers and military investigators. So the father went to his brother-in-law, William Lawson, who was afraid that reservists like his nephew would end up taking the fall for what he considered command lapses, Mr. Lawson recounted in an interview on Friday. He knew whom to turn to: David Hackworth, a retired colonel and a muckraker who was always willing to take on...
  • Soldier who reported abuse did not seek limelight, friends say

    05/09/2004 10:43:28 AM PDT · by kattracks · 91 replies · 199+ views
    AP | 5/09/04 | DAVID B. CARUSO
    The military policeman who blew the whistle on fellow soldiers who were photographed abusing Iraqi detainees has an independent streak and knew "right from wrong," say people who know him. Spc. Joe Darby was commended in a military report for promptly alerting superiors after discovering photographs of fellow 372nd Military Police Company personnel taking part in abuse of prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison. Darby, 24, who is still on duty overseas, "didn't worry about what people thought," said Robert Ewing, Darby's history teacher and football coach at North Star High in Jennings, Pa. "He wasn't one that went...
  • Hillary May Regret This. . .

    05/07/2004 9:57:52 PM PDT · by jmstein7 · 147 replies · 460+ views
    EIB ^ | 5-07-04 | Rush Limbaugh
    Hillary May Regret This May 7, 2004 We joined Hillary Clinton's questioning of Donald Rumsfeld during Friday's program which you can hear, along with my expert commentary, in the audio link below. In the first part of Hillary's question, right before we came out of the break, she was saying that you don't need these pictures to be revulsed. That just reading descriptions of these pictures is enough to revulse anybody. I'm going to tell you, folks. Mark the date, May 7th, 2004. She and others who say that are going to regret that they said it. I will...