In the land of the…

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king

At the Camp War Horse detention centre in Baguba, north of Baghdad, it is a surreal scene: US soldiers handing out cash to freed prisoners along with a note saying “You have not been mistreated.”

Desperate to limit the damage from the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, the US military has launched something of a charm offensive surrounding their detention centres.

What a bunch of dimbulbs! As if saying “you have not been mistreated” and then giving them a bribe could possible make up for the obvious and by now well-documented torture many of them received. The ones that lived, that is…

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