Tuesday, July 13, 2004

all a matter of perspective

It was only a matter of time until some of the video got out. Now American Enterprise Institute has posted one of the reasons we are in Iraq:


Of course, there were many, many more things like this. But instead we focus on Abu Ghrab. Ted Kennedy has no idea what he is talking about when he compares our actions there with Saddam.

New York Post June 24, 2004

Saddam's Censored Sadism

By Deborah Orin


And there are other Saddam horrors on tape. Former Pentagon spokeswoman Torie Clarke says there are thousands of tapes of rapes by Saddam's thugs, since one of his pet practices was to rape wives in front of their husbands. Sometimes the rapes were videoed from a few different angles.

In case a husband got out of line again, he'd be sent his wife's rape tape, she says. "Who's going to show that [on TV]?" Clarke asks.

In fact, Clarke recalls, she got angry complaints from three or four networks during the Iraq war when she tried to document Saddam's horrors by beginning a briefing with part of a BBC documentary on how Saddam used poison gas on his own people.

It showed a woman victim with half her face blown away.

"The criticism from several leading news organizations was intense. They said, 'Our people don't want to see this,' " Clarke reports. ...

No comments: