Sunday, September 17, 2006

What Year in Iraq? Who is in Charge?

Picture this, almost 14,000 people held in Iraqi prisons with most unaware of the charges against them. With no access to lawyers and no ability to contact their families, loved ones have no idea of their whereabouts or if they’re still alive. Reports show prisoners have suffered sadistic abuse, torture and death. Most have no idea when or if they will ever be released.

What year is this, who is in charge? It’s 2006 and this describes people held in American prisons in Iraq since 2003. Some 18,000 have been released during this time. None of the detainees in U.S. hands are treated in accord with the Geneva Conventions, a familiar refrain with the Bush administration.

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