11/17/2005

Daily Kos: CBC blows lid off Iraq torture story

CBC blows lid off Iraq torture story
by chuckvw [Subscribe]
Wed Nov 16, 2005 at 11:49:38 PM CST

This evening, the CBC's FIFTH ESTATE aired A FEW BAD APPLES, an hour-long documentary on torture (no longer merely alleged) at Abu Ghraib.

"A Few Bad Apples" tells the story... of the "bad apples" that the White House argued were, alone, responsible for the abuses in Abu Ghraib -- as well as another, bigger, story about politics and the war in Iraq.

More below.

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How is it that Canadian reporters are able to find and interview military witnesses from the rank of private to general to describe prisoner abuse in Iraq, and our own MSM is barely able to muster lame verbal contortions about 'allegations of abuse,' etc.?

Young, inexperienced reserve soldiers like Israel Rivera were ordered to help break the detainees. Rivera told the fifth estate's Gillian Findlay: "I mean, prior to being an [intelligence] analyst I worked at Kentucky Fried Chicken, so it was quite a big jump from being a 19-year-old wage worker to, you know, people coming toward you and saying well, what do you think."

This extraordinary report will be available for online viewing tomorrow. Catch it if you can.

Daily Kos: CBC blows lid off Iraq torture story

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