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Bush favors torture

by Ivan Seeking
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Jan28-06, 05:08 PM
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This isn't torture, but along the lines of the larger topic of secret prisons and adherence to international law or conventions, how does this play for our global image?

How U.S. used Iraqi wives for ‘leverage’
Suspected insurgents' spouses jailed to force husbands to surrender
Associated Press
Updated: 3:39 p.m. ET Jan. 27, 2006

The U.S. Army in Iraq has at least twice seized and jailed the wives of suspected insurgents in hopes of “leveraging” their husbands into surrender, U.S. military documents show.

In one case, a secretive task force locked up the young mother of a nursing baby, a U.S. intelligence officer reported. In the case of a second detainee, one American colonel suggested to another that they catch her husband by tacking a note to the family’s door telling him “to come get his wife.”

In reference to demands of the kidnappers of American journalist Jill Carroll, who threatened to kill her by last Friday unless all women prisoners were freed, this reflects poorly on the U.S.

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