Agree with peeps on here, this is sick they may be a POW but they have rights, how would these idiots feel if one of the family was a POW in Iraq and were given this treatment they would be furious, biggest own goal so far IMO
Agree totally, disgusting and despicable treatment by coalition forces of captured POWs. Not totally unsurprising though it must be said; power corrupts. (Interesting to see that this issue hardly got a mention on Fox News earlier today, so much for the land of the free!) This action can never be justified though, I hope that the USA and UK military leaders court martial those responsible, as in my opinion it’s a war crime to treat fellow human beings in this way.
I was already shocked last year, when I heard what kind of torture treatments were used in Abu Ghurayb prison under Saddam’s reign, but these new pictures go even beyond.
I haven’t seen this kind of abuse even in Yugoslavia conflict, although the torture and genocide was horrific there. I can’t imagine what kind of person would undress prisoners and then pose with them smiling with thumbs up.
It really doesn’t matter if only individuals are responsible for this sick and discusting act, …consequences as reflect of Iraqis anger and revenge over these images, will have dreadful influence on all coalition troops.
George Bush will give interviews to two Arab television networks later today about reports of U.S. troops abusing Iraqi prisoners.
It will be interesting to hear, what kind of apology he’ll say in defense of trying to reduce damage made by latest abuse pictures. I hope he realize that his policy is the main reason for Iraqis anger and not only the latest abuse treatment.