Sunday, January 29, 2006

 

Starting to get answer to torture question

A while back, we asked what we hoped was a just a 'thought game' to extrapolate the Bush administration's logic:
Here's the question we'd love to ask Cheney: "If it was necessary, would you also be willing to do 'what is necessary' (i.e., torture) to KSM's children or wife, assuming he has any?"
Damn, just when we though we might be one step ahead of Cheney, we find out he is one step ahead of us.
U.S. forces in Iraq, in two instances described in military documents, took custody of the wives of men believed to be insurgents in an apparent attempt to pressure the suspects into giving themselves up.

Both incidents occurred in 2004. In one, members of a shadowy military task force seized a mother who had three young children, still nursing the youngest, "in order to leverage" her husband's surrender, according to an account by a civilian Defense Intelligence Agency intelligence officer.
The timing of this story feels to us like its meant to soften us up for another shoe to drop. Any bettors on how long it will be before we see some actual wife/kids torture documentation? Is someone finally ballsy enough to officially fess up to what were in the prison photos that they didn't want us to see.

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