Young male prisoners were filmed being sodomised by American soldiers at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad, according to the journalist who first revealed the abuses there.
Seymour Hersh, who reported on the torture of the prisoners in New Yorker magazine in May, told an audience in San Francisco that "it's worse". But he added that he would reveal the extent of the abuses: "I'm not done reporting on all this," he told a meeting of the American Civil Liberties Union.
He said: "The boys were sodomised with the cameras rolling, and the worst part is the soundtrack, of the boys shrieking. And this is your government at war." (Charles Arthur, "Secret Film Shows Iraq Prisoners Sodomised," Independent, July 16, 2004)
Tuesday, July 20, 2004
Your Government at War
The ruling class has already dumped George W. Bush, but let's not rejoice yet. If we allow Bush to safely retreat into comfortable retirement and let the next POTUS John Kerry continue the occupation of Iraq, we, too, are complicit in war crimes like this: