New graphic torture photos from Iraq

On Saturday, a source in the Army in Baghdad was able to find a computer with functioning e-mail and sent out eight shocking images of U.S. troops doing unspeakable things to Iraqi citizens. After carefully reviewing the images, I am convinced there is a compelling public interest in publishing the images.

Parents are cautioned that these images, as the source who obtained the photos said, “are graphic and may cause a physical reaction.”

Documented in these eight images are the activities of various civil affairs forces. Ostensibly in Iraq to help Iraqis rebuild their civilization, these images make clear that that isn’t all they’ve been doing.

This sort of thing is not what I usually cover here, but I felt the images were important enough to bring to the world’s attention.

Soldier Attempts to Eat Iraqi Child
Soldier Attempts to Eat Iraqi Child

Clear Evidence of Forced Labor by Troops
Clear Evidence of Forced Labor by Troops

Iraqis Grateful That American Forces Did Not Open Fire During Soccer Game
Iraqis Grateful That American Forces Did Not Open Fire During Soccer Game

GI Forces Iraqi Child To Hang By Fingertips
GI Forces Iraqi Child To Hang By Fingertips

Armed American Troops Force Iraqis To See-Saw Until They Talk!
Armed American Troops Force Iraqis To See-Saw Until They Talk!

Iraqi Child Bites GI In Self Defense After Obvious Torture
Iraqi Child Bites GI In Self Defense After Obvious Torture

GI Falls Asleep On Duty While Using Iraqi Child As Body Armor
GI Falls Asleep On Duty While Using Iraqi Child As Body Armor

GI Overheard To Say "Talk or I'll tickle you until you pee!" . . . More Evidence Of Failed U.S. Intelligence Policy
GI Overheard To Say “Talk or I’ll tickle you until you pee!” . . .
More Evidence Of Failed U.S. Intelligence Policy

I’ll say again that it’s no secret that I was opposed to the Iraq war from the start. It may have been the right thing to do, but it was entered into for reasons we now know to be wrong. And as these images show, the situation in Iraq is growing ever more desperate every day. Something needs to be done about this, and soon.

One thought on “New graphic torture photos from Iraq

  • February 5, 2007 at 6:59 pm
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    Okay, that’s quite enough. This argument is centuries old and neither of you will convince the other. Not to mention it’s entirely off-topic. If you want to continue it, please get your own Web site.

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