Sunday, May 22, 2005

US Torture


The New York Times report on the abuses of Afghans here ('In U_S_ Report, Brutal Details of 2 Afghan Inmates' Deaths'). The BBC WS had someone on who said something like, 'We were trained not to use torture because it was against the Geneva Convention and it didn't work, but after 9/11 this changed and we were not trained for this new environment.'

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The Guardian continues to give house-room to John Laughland, for some reason. His thoughts on Uzbekistan can be found on this thread by Eric the U.

Much more worth one's time is Tim Whewell's piece on From our own correspondent (BBC Radio4). Monica Whitlock's on the World Service version was somewhat different, but I couldn't find that online.

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