Meanwhile, Back on Planet Bush
“Iraqi lawyer Sahar Yasiri, representing the Federation of Prisoners and Political Prisoners, said in a published interview there are more than 400,000 detainees in Iraq being held in 36 prisons and camps and that 95 percent of the 10,000 women among them have been raped. Children, he said, ‘suffer from torture, rape, (and) starvation” and do not know why they have been arrested. He added the children have been victims of ‘random’ arrests ‘not based on any legal text.'”
“Former prisoner Thaar Salman Dawod in a witness statement said, ‘(I saw) two boys naked and they were cuffed together face to face and (a US soldier) was beating them and a group of guards were watching and taking pictures and there was three female soldiers laughing at the prisoners.'”
This is a hard question. What does President Obama do once he takes the oath here? Such abuse isn’t just happening in Iraq, but Gitmo too, according to the source of that quote. Of course, we knew it was. Does he need to make some pre-oath speech? Should we just do what I think will become the meme’, forgive and forget? Will that accomplish anything? If he waits, while post oath Bush and company sniff the air and smell something coming, then head elsewhere… some place like those new digs W has purchased in South America, for example… should we leave him alone; or treat him like the Bush administration claimed they were going to treat terrorists: go in and get him regardless of what that nation thought? Tell me what you think should happen, will happen, or both, after reading this report.