Thursday, May 20, 2004

Enough is enough

Every day seems to bring more photos of abuse of Iraqis at Abu Ghraib prison at the hands of the American forces, and today is no exception. From the Guardian report: "Guy Womack, a lawyer for specialist Graner [an American military police officer], told ABC News the photo of his client represented 'gallows humour'." The photo in question shows this particular officer stood over a corpse giving the ubiquitous thumbs up signal, a broad grin on his face. The sheer grotesquery of it all beggars belief, as does the news that more than 40 civilians attending a wedding party have been killed by US forces. Surely Bush, Blair and their allies must by now realise their actions and current stance are indefensible?

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