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Re: <nettime> Prisoner Abuse:
David Irving on Wed, 26 May 2004 03:01:34 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Prisoner Abuse:

David Garcia wrote:

>The only thing that is shocking (though not surprising) about the Iraqi 
>prisoner abuse furore is the degree of astonishment, media coverage and
>conscience stricken hand-ringing it has generated.
Those of us who were around during the military adventure in Vietnam 
(which would have to include many of the journalists currently wringing 
their hands and pretending shock and surprise) would remember similar 
stories coming out then, and also the horror stories about CIA behaviour 
in Latin America a few years later. There's the stench of hypocracy and 
evidence of some short memories in everything that's being written about 
this in the mainstream press.


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