Friday, April 30, 2004

Reports that the 800 Military Police Brigade is changing its motto to nos cruciatus nostrum captus cannot be confirmed at this time.

CBS News: Abuse Of Iraqi POWs By GIs Probed
BBC News: Iraqi abuse photos spark shock

In his defence, one of the suspended soldiers, Staff Sergeant Chip Frederick, says "We had no support, no training whatsoever. And I kept asking my chain of command for certain things... like rules and regulations...It just wasn't happening."

Even without guidance from above, you don't have to be General Ricardo Sanchez to realise that ordering detainees to masturbate publicly and attaching wires to a hooded prisoner probably falls outside standard military procedures.

Remember the Stanford Prison Experiment?



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