Saturday, March 18, 2006

# Posted 1:16 PM by Ariel David Adesnik  

AMERICAN TORTURE: Andrew Sullivan is disturbed. He has good reason to be.
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Sullivan is indeed "disturbed", but, having read him for the first couple of years of his blogging and then watched his descent into idiocy, I believe were he not such a good and eloquent writer a medical professional would have him on some psychotropic drug regime to help him return to reality.
Regardless of the accuracy of the many anonymous charges in the NYT(do you really believe these people?) it would seem that as soon as the up rank military learned what was going on they pretty much shut it down.
From the NYT anti-war Bush hate article: "For an elite unit with roughly 1,000 people at any given time, Task Force 6-26 seems to have had a large number of troops punished for detainee abuse. Since 2003, 34 task force members have been disciplined in some form for mistreating prisoners, and at least 11 members have been removed from the unit, according to new figures the Special Operations Command provided in response to questions from The New York Times. Five Army Rangers in the unit were convicted three months ago for kicking and punching three detainees in September 2005."
And: " The documents and interviews also reflect a culture clash between the free-wheeling military commandos and the more cautious Pentagon civilians working with them that escalated to a tense confrontation. At one point, one of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's top aides, Stephen A. Cambone, ordered a subordinate to "get to the bottom" of any misconduct.
To go from these reported facts to an accusation, such as Silly Sullivan makes, against the entire Administration is only further evidence of a once respected writers descent into anti Bush dementia, and, I'm sorely disappointed in your seeming agreement with such dementia.
Even worse: why there's a body bag illustrating this?
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