First, an editorial, "The Roots of Prison Abuse."
Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican who has shown real political courage on this issue, recently released documents showing that the military's top lawyers had warned a year before the Abu Ghraib nightmare came to light that detainee policies imposed by the White House and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld violated American and international law and undermined the standards of civilized treatment embedded in the American military tradition.
Nice to see that Graham's mojo grew back. I wonder how long before it falls off again.
And in case you've forgotten about Iraq, James Glanz reports about a suicide bomber attack on Iraqi recruits.
A suicide bomber wearing a vest laden with explosives blew himself up outside an army recruitment center in a remote northern village on the Syrian border on Friday, an official with the Iraqi Interior Ministry said. The official said the attack killed 26 people and wounded at least 30, though American military officials put the figures at 10 dead and 21 wounded.
American military officials fudging the body count?
Bogus prisoner abuse investigations, phony claims of "success" and "progress," Pat Tillman, Jessica Lynch, Rummy and the Yes Men Generals...
One of the major casualties of this war--the Pentagon exposed as a five-sided echo chamber of the Rovewellian propaganda machine.
Speaking of credibility--I keep wondering why Dubya would put Bolton in the UN given Bolton's obvious connection with Plame/Rove/Niger/Traitorgate, but hey...
If Bolton is US Ambassador to the UN, does that give him diplomatic immunity from prosecution?
Nah. This administration would never pull a stunt like that.