Sy Hersh’s article about Iraqi prison abuses is online.
I haven’t commented about all of this, because frankly words have escaped me. I do know three things, however.
- Any American leader who pleads “isolated incident” is going to be subject to ridicule.
- To me, the leadership (military and ‘intelligence’) who say they didn’t know anything about this is as culpable in this as the torturers.
- These are war crimes and should be tried as such.