Monday, May 03, 2004

Oh, look -- like you didn't see this coming

From CNN, the U.S. denies the charges of widespread torture in Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison. According to the article:

"[Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff] said the military's theaterwide investigation has suggested the abuse apparently depicted in the photographs was isolated.

"There is no -- no -- evidence of systematic abuse in this system at all. We've paid a lot of attention, of course, in Guantanamo, as well," Myers said, referring to the U.S. detention facility in Cuba for suspects captured in connection with the war on terror. "We review all the interrogation methods.

"Torture is not one of the methods that we're allowed to use and that we use. I mean, it's just not permitted by international law, and we don't use it."

In other news, Myers went on to claim that poverty does not exist and that homeless people are lucky since they don't have to pay property tax.

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