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GUEST,rarelamb BS: Govt sponsored torture in Iraq (39) RE: BS: Govt sponsored torture in Iraq 16 Nov 05

I don't see where the facts bear out your disgruntlement. There were abuses and there were trials for the individuals responsible. The administration has come out directly and said they do not condone torture.

In regards to this latest instance of purported torture, I find it hard to believe that you would blame the administration with what has been reported. It appears from early reports that the abuse was at the hands of what is in essence an Iraqi militia (whether sponsored by the government or not is not clear to me). Does it give you any heart that it was the US forces and teh Iraqi government forces that 'liberated' the victims?

On a broader scale, I have yet to see from any poster on this site how the isolated instances of abuse has undermined the strategic objectives. Nor have I seen anyone post how they would have dealt with the problems that faced this administration after 911.

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