Wednesday, November 16, 2005

This is absolutely outrageous. Americans raided a defense ministry building run by the current Iraqi government and discovered 173 victims of torture. Most were malnourished, some showed physical signs of abuse, and one prisoner had even developed polio. The victims, who were Sunnis, were being held and abused by the Shiites running the facility!!

It once again demonstrates that the Americans don't have a clue about what's really going in Iraq, and that the current government is populated by thugs.

Such treatment of detainees runs against all accepted norms of international behavior, and violates a number of treaties. It is morally, spiritually, and legally reprehensible and completely indefensible. There is absolutely no way that such a thing can be justified. The Shiites responsible for this horror must be held to account for it.

Granted, we Sunnis used to do the exact same thing to the Shiites when I was in charge, but that was okay.