Children at Abu Ghraib

Bob Harris at This Modern World writes:

" Meanwhile, there's not a damn thing -- I mean, not a single word I can find -- about this yet in the U.S. media, but it's starting to pick up speed on the rest of our tiny planet, so far showing up in Der Spiegel (roughly Germany's equivalent to Time), an Australian ABC Radio report, and TV2 and NRK television in Norway, where the story might even lead to a change in Norway's participation in the U.S.-led coalition.

If you're an American news reporter led here by a reader, but you need a hook that doesn't place the incendiary charges in the lead (for whatever reason), OK, here's your story on a platter: Bush may even lose another ally over this. Hit the Norwegian links, and you'll find that the local Amnesty International has stated that 'Norway can not continue its military collaboration with the US in light of the alleged torture of children.' Norway actually listens to its activists; you'll find that the Prime Minister's office says it plans to address the situation with the U.S. 'in a very severe and direct way.'

If this ain't news, I don't know what the hell is.
. . .

This is gonna travel pretty fast. Let me look again... yup. New headlines have appeared just since I started writing this.

In Pakistan right this minute, they're reading 'Over 100 Children Abused in Custody in Iraq.'"

FULL POST: Children at Abu Ghraib


translation of Der Spiegel article from Information Clearinghouse

partial translation of German television report from Sadly, No!

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