Friday, November 18, 2005



Excuses

Iraq's Interior Minister is trying to spin his way out of the weekend's discovery that prisoners were being starved and tortured in an Interior Ministry dungeon by claiming that the reports were exaggerated and making excuses for the treatment. His chief excuse? That the prisoners were foreign fighters, "the most criminal terrorists". His implication is that therefore they deserved to be mistreated - starved, beaten, flayed alive - but the key point of those who object to torture is that no-one deserves to be treated like that. Not even people who try to excuse it.

3 comments:

hi there I/S,

I don't know if you know or not but Robert Fisk was interviewed by Linda Clarke this morning.

a really good interview too.

the link is:
http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/national/ntn/middle_east2

(if this doesn't work you can just navigate in through RNZ

Posted by Terence : 11/18/2005 02:49:00 PM

I know; I've been having trouble getting an MP3 copy of it, dammit.

Posted by Idiot/Savant : 11/18/2005 04:45:00 PM

"Not even people who try to excuse it." Nice one.

Posted by Christiaan : 11/18/2005 10:24:00 PM