<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: Three more soldiers take the rap for Bush

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Three more soldiers take the rap for Bush

Three U.S. soldiers accused of smothering an Iraqi general during an interrogation last fall are facing the possibility of court-martial and life in prison without parole. They've been charged in the death of Maj. Gen. Abed Hamed Mowhoush, 57, at Qaim, Iraq.

The Army said Mowhoush died of asphyxiation from chest compression and from being smothered. Mowhoush was killed with an electrical cord, and a soldier sat on Mowhoush as he was restrained inside a sleeping bag.

At least 19 prisoner deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan have been investigated as homicides by the military; eight were determined to be "justified killings" of an "escaping or dangerously violent prisoner."

So...are the other 100,000 or so Iraqis who have been killed so far in this war "justified killings"...and if not, who takes the rap for them?



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