Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Where's the Outrage? Naked or DEAD?

I'm sick and tired of hearing about the prisoner abuses, now morphing into attrocities, in Iraq. Oh, the humanity, we stripped some guys and humiliated them. Big deal. I'm all broken up about their rights. Where was the media when the Iraqis, yes IRAQIS, shelled that same prison 3 weeks ago? Oh what? Silent. Right.

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Insurgents fired 12 mortars into Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison Tuesday, killing 22 detainees and injuring 92, U.S. military officials said.

All of those killed or injured in the mortar attack on the U.S.-run prison were security detainees, said Col. Jill Morgenthaler, meaning they were held for suspected involvement in the anti-U.S. insurgency or remnants of Saddam Hussein's ousted Baathist regime.

Twenty-five of the prisoners were flown by helicopter for emergency medical treatment, Morgenthaler said. There were no reports that any of the casualties were prominent members of Saddam's regime.

"This isn't the first time that we have seen this kind of attack. We don't know if they are trying to inspire an uprising or a prison break," Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt told Associated Press Radio.

I'll ask again, would they rather be naked for a few minutes or DEAD?

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