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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-05 07:59 PM
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Two Army Officers Staged Mock Executions of Iraqi Prisoners
http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGBFSNBQU8E.html

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Army officers staged mock executions of Iraqi prisoners in 2003 and were given career-ending punishments, according to military officials and newly released documents.


Mock executions - where a prisoner is made to believe his execution is imminent - are expressly prohibited by Army interrogation policy as a form of torture, according to the Army field manual.

The details of the investigations into the two officers were described in documents sought by the American Civil Liberties Union under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. The Army provided the documents to reporters on Tuesday.

In one case, on July 13, 2003, a captain with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, based in Fort Carson, Colo., took an Iraqi welder out to the desert and had him dig his own grave before staging an attempt to shoot him, according to documents. The captain was looking for information on a bombing two days before.

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Stanchetalarooni Donating Member (838 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-05 08:02 PM
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1. Uneducated, Undisciplined, Cowboy Wanabees.
Real Cowboys would never stoop so low.
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-05 08:17 PM
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2. "Just letting off a little steam"
Obviously didn't come from anyone higher up.
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designforce Donating Member (98 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-05 08:24 PM
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3. Orders!
Ve vere just vollowing orders! Yah!

Is history repeating itself?
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KennedyGuy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-05 08:29 PM
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4. Time for the Bushies to clamp down on these guys too..
remember..Rummy says "people have got to watch what they say".
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-05 09:20 PM
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5. If these Iraqis didn't want to kill Americans before this they do now n/t
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-05 09:23 PM
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6. Does AP want to retract that? HUH?
Commander Cuckoo Bananas only has fine upstanding lads in his army!
Career ending punishments are not enough! It is only enough for it never to have been reported!

Cuckoo! Cuckoo!
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