After little further discussion of the scandal at Abu Ghraib prison, two important publications are touching upon the subject. This week's New Yorker cover shows the American flag with a faint silhouette of the famous image of the hooded prisoner with wires attached to his hands. And today's Washington Post has an editorial complaining of the absence of the subject from the wide range of issues discussed in the recent debates.
Now that they mention it, it is strange that Kerry hasn't harped on this most attention-grabbing scandal of the American occupation.
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Not so strange, I think. Kerry's in no position politically to criticize the military. He's got nothing to gain there. Swing voters want someone who at least supports the troops (if not the war), lefties are already gonna vote for him, righties against.
About the Abu Gharib...
"Now that they mention it, it is strange that Kerry hasn't harped on this most attention-grabbing scandal of the American occupation. "
The refutation writes itself. "They raped, cut off heads, Jenjis Khan..."
Kind of like Ted Kennedy's conspicuous absence from the
Clarence Thomas / Anita Hill hearings.
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