Saturday, June 16, 2007

At Abu Ghraib, Rummy & All The Bushist Fascists Got Away With Murder (And They're Still Getting Away With It)

America has two great fake journalists: Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.

Apparently, America only has one actual journalist.

That would be Sy Hersh.

The General’s Report

"The President had to be aware of this.”

[General Taguba] said that Rumsfeld, his senior aides, and the high-ranking generals and admirals who stood with him as he misrepresented what he knew about Abu Ghraib had failed the nation.

“From the moment a soldier enlists, we inculcate loyalty, duty, honor, integrity, and selfless service,” Taguba said. “And yet when we get to the senior-officer level we forget those values. I know that my peers in the Army will be mad at me for speaking out, but the fact is that we violated the laws of land warfare in Abu Ghraib.

We violated the tenets of the Geneva Convention.

We violated our own principles and we violated the core of our military values. The stress of combat is not an excuse, and I believe, even today, that those civilian and military leaders responsible should be held accountable.” ♦

Full New Yorker story here.

1 comment:

Lew Scannon said...

You're right. While most "journalists" are blown-dry pretty boys and girls giving us the latest Paris-Hilton-in-jail update, Sy Hersh actually investigates. That most people in the Pentagon tried to bury this speaks volumes about how far our country has strayed from it's original values.