Monday, January 14, 2008

A sad day in America.

Abu Ghraib conviction dismissed

"BALTIMORE, Maryland (AP via CNN) -- The U.S. Army has thrown out the conviction of the only officer court-martialed in the Abu Ghraib scandal, bringing an end to the four-year investigation and drawing complaints from human rights activists of a Pentagon whitewash.

Lt. Col. Steven L. Jordan was cleared this week of any criminal wrongdoing by Maj. Gen. Richard J. Rowe, commander of the Military District of Washington. Jordan was instead given an administrative reprimand, a blot on his record.

But while he says he had nothing to do with abuse at Abu Ghraib, others who were responsible for the abuse have not been prosecuted, Jordan said Thursday. Barring any startling new information, the decision means no officers or civilian leaders will be held criminally responsible for the prisoner abuse that embarrassed the U.S. military and inflamed the Muslim world."

Unbelievable. Just unbelievable. The DoD and the CIA have engaged in torture - real honest-to-God nobody-even-denies-its-torture TORTURE!! But no one in the Bush "Administration" gives a shit enough to prosecute anyone, because EVERYONE knows it means they would have to go after Rumsfeld. Ughghg it's disgusting. Some days I truly want to weep for my country.

What have we become?

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