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Monday, May 24

Silent Night: The 7 o'clock news

High ranking US military officers were certainly aware of what was going on at Abu Ghraib and even some of them took part in the heinous interrogations. Did Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo S. Sanchez protest too loudly? Indeed he did.

2,000 pages of the Taguba Report are mysteriously missing from each Senator's copy of the reports too. There are supposed to be 6,000 pages. The Taguba report is the one that Rummy didn't even look at before he held the press conference about the Abu Ghraib scandal. He already knew about it.

If a responsible news source would interview Sibel Edmonds, the public would know that these people are not responsible for 9/11. Previously secret sworn statements by detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq describe in raw detail abuse that goes well beyond what has been made public, adding allegations of prisoners being ridden like animals, sexually fondled by female soldiers and forced to retrieve their food from toilets. Videos amplify the violence.

Prisoner deaths have reached 37 in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Guardian reports that Iraqi women are also detained and raped repeatedly by US Soldiers. And the US explains its way out of being held responsible under international law. And to top off today's news, the whistleblower of the abuse at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison was stripped of his security clearance and told he may face prosecution because his comments were "not in the national interest." God Bless America, indeed.

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