US Army failed to conduct full probe into Iraqi torture claims
Army personnel have admitted to beating or threatening to kill Iraqi detainees and stealing money from Iraqi civilians but have not been charged with criminal conduct, according to newly released Army documents.
Not even a slap on the wrist. Instead, a coverup. How very like Vietnam – a war the U.S. military lost. And they are losing this one too.
Pentagon documents released Monday disclosed that Iraqi prisoners had lodged dozens of abuse complaints against U.S. and Iraqi personnel who guarded them at a little-known palace in Baghdad converted to a U.S. prison. Among the allegations was that guards had sodomized a disabled man and killed his brother, whose dying body was tossed into a cell, atop his sister.
Why do they hate us, oh why do they hate us? And when the alleged humans who did this return to the States, the rates of spousal abuse will soar.