Thursday, May 06, 2004

Colonial Occupation or Sexual Preoccupation?

The Washington Post obtained "more than 1,000 digital pictures" (Christian Davenport, "New Prison Images Emerge," May 6, 2004), many of which are photos of Iraqi prisoners under torture, like the one that shows "a soldier [Pfc. Lynndie England of the 372nd Military Police Company again!] holding a leash tied around a man's neck in an Iraqi prison. He is naked, grimacing and lying on the floor" (displayed on the Washington Post website). And images of dead Iraqis, accompanied by American smiles and thumbs up (again!): "Another photograph shows a body, gray and decomposing. A young soldier is leaning over the corpse, smiling broadly and giving the ‘thumbs-up’ sign" (May 6, 2004).

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