Of Cock-And-Bull And Passing Bucks.

So the Iraqi government is in a spin and the US government is rapidly disappearing over the horizon as it tries to distance itself from the disgusting actions recently highlighted by a cellphone camera at Saddam Hussein’s execution.

“It was nothing to do with us,” cried the American military, “We would have done it better.”

Sorry, American military, but that just isn’t good enough. Both American politicians and the US military hierarchy are expert at passing the buck. The Iraq war has given them plenty of practice.

Saddam Hussein was your prisoner, and the execution took place inside an American military base. In an interview shown on the BBC, the US military chief at the base as good as said he and his men went outside for a smoke while the Iraqis carried out their dirty deed. Technically, American bases are part of America. Saddam was, to all intents and purposes, executed on American soil.

It’s yet another shining example of how the US has acted without professionalism and with banana republic-style politics in Iraq, and once again tried to lay the blame at someone else’s door.

Remember Guantanamo Bay Detention Center and the accusations of torture?

“We do not torture!” was the shrill cry of George W Bush, defending himself to the rest of the world.

Sorry, Mister Bush, but you do torture. Your own FBI insist that you do.

The BBC states that:

“……….the FBI asked 493 employees whether they had witnessed aggressive treatment that was not in line with agency policies.

It says it received 26 witness statements detailing abuse that included:

* Rooms kept so hot that a detainee was rendered almost unconscious, with a pile of hair next to him that he apparently pulled out.

* Detainees left for over 24 hours chained to the floor hand and foot in foetal position, with no chair, food or water – most urinated or defecated on themselves.

* Sleep deprivation interviews with strobe lights and loud music, apparently lasting up to 4 days.

* A detainee brought into an interview room appearing to have broken fingers and facial injuries.

* A detainee gagged with duct tape that covered much of his head after reportedly chanting the Koran non-stop.

* A detainee draped in an Israeli flag in a room with loud music and strobe lights.”

“WE DO NOT TORTURE!”

The American people must make up their own mind whether they have a liar for a president.

The rest of the world already has.

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3 Replies to “Of Cock-And-Bull And Passing Bucks.”

  1. FOr a military who has no end in sight in occupying Iraq, they sure want nothing to do with the current government’s actions.

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