Thursday, August 7, 2008

Our country has gone mad in Iraq

U.S. segregates violent Iraqi prisoners in crates

"WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The U.S. military is segregating violent Iraqi prisoners in wooden crates that in some cases are not much bigger than the prisoners.

The U.S. released three photos, including this one, of crates used to hold detainees for up to 12 hours.

Three grainy black-and-white photos show the rudimentary structures of wood and mesh. Some of the boxes are as small as 3 feet by 3 feet by 6 feet tall, according to military officials, although they did not release a picture of a box that size.
The average Iraqi male is 5 feet 6 inches tall, according to the Iraqi Ministry of Health. That leaves little room for a prisoner to move once put in the detention box."
Unbefuckinglievable. We have become all that we should despise.

Just when you think this disaster in Iraq cannot become any more nauseating, and any more horrific, and any more destructive to the collective humanity of Americans, and human beings at large, a headline like this one pops out.

Treating people this way defies my ability to come up with angry words. What can mere words say about putting human beings in boxes 3' x 3' x 6'? I don't know.

Our military, and our leaders, have gone absolutely mad. Undoubtedly, tragitastrobaculously mad.

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