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May 4, 2004
By: Kevin Drum

ABU GHRAIB....I didn't see it until just now, but last night I got an email that said this:

Try to catch Charlie Rose when he comes on on the West Coast. The topic was the Iraqi prisoner photographs. Two very intriguing points came out toward the end of the conversation.

  • Seymour Hersh indicated that there was one entire wing in Abu Ghraib devoted to women and another one for juveniles. He left the impression that the story involving these women and children prisoners would really go way beyond the story as we know it right now.

  • Dr. Bernard Haykel revealed that the attack on the prison 10 days ago was triggerred by widespread rumor that women and children were being molested in there and death would be better than the humiliation for these prisoners.

Both gave us the impression that we have only seen the tip of the iceberg and there is much more to come.

Did anybody else catch the show? Were there any details beyond this?

Kevin Drum 12:58 PM Permalink | Trackbacks

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