Lawmakers see photos, run for sickness bags
The abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. troops went beyond the photos seen by most Americans, shaken lawmakers said Wednesday after viewing fresh pictures and video that they said depicted forced sex, brutality and dogs snarling at cowed prisoners.
“I don’t know how the hell these people got into our army,” said Colorado Republican Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell
“I saw cruel, sadistic torture,” said Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif.
Others said they saw images of corpses, military dogs snarling at cowering prisoners, women commanded to expose their breasts and sex acts, including forced homosexual sex.
“There were people who were forced to have sex with each other,” said Rep. Gary Ackerman, D-N.Y.
However, as always, every lunacy has a champion to defend it!
Not everyone reacted the same way to the additional photos.
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, said he thought “some people are overreacting.”
This of course is the very same deeply pious Tom DeLay who lectures us all about how lacking in ethics everyone but he and his loony “Christian” pals are.
Rumsfeld: U.S. interrogation techniques don’t violate Geneva Conventions
Uh huh, and
War is peace, Freedom is slavery and, Ignorance is strength.