Saturday, March 12, 2005

History is ALWAYS written by the victor...

Democrats slam report that clears Pentagon
By Demetri Sevastopulo in Washington
Published: March 10 2005 18:30 | Last updated: March 10 2005 18:30

Democrats on Thursday lambasted a Pentagon investigation into abuses at Abu Ghraib and other US military prisons, which found that no Pentagon policy was responsible for abusive treatment of prisoners.

The Pentagon on Thursday released a summary of the Church report, its most comprehensive investigation into prisoner abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan. The report found evidence that the military had “missed opportunities” to prevent abuses, but concluded that no senior Pentagon officials or policies were responsible for the kinds of abuses committed by US soldiers at Abu Ghraib and elsewhere.
I applaud the Democrats for standing up for Justice - even if I know that hey are doing it a bit more for political gain than anything else at this point. I find it quite interesting that our conservative friends were so critical about the UN wanting to have an internal investigation on Oil for food, but they do not as much as blink to the idea that there was some level of unfairness in an Admiral investigating his own peers... Maybe it's just me, but there seems to be something inherently flawed with that. I wonder...

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