Oh CRAP! Via the Poor Man comes this excerpt from a Hersh speech that will no doubt travel at light speed throughout the blogosphere...as it already has...dammit when Atrios is on vacation you've got to beat FOUR bloggers. Anyhow, it is very, very depressing.
Seymour Hersh says the US government has videotapes of boys being sodomized at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. "The worst is the soundtrack of the boys shrieking," the reporter told an ACLU convention last week. Hersh says there was "a massive amount of criminal wrongdoing that was covered up at the highest command out there, and higher." ... "The disaffecion inside the Pentagon is extremeley accute," Hersh says. He tells the story of an officer telling Rumsfeld how bad things are, and Rummy turning to a ranking general yes-man who reassured him that things are just fine. Says Hersh, "The Secretary of Defense is simply incapable of hearing what he doesn’t want to hear." The Iraqi insurgency, he says,was operating in 1-to-3 man cells a year ago, now in 10-15 man cells, and despite the harsh questioning, "we still know nothing about them...we have no tactical information.”There is video of the entirety of this speech here. Kos has this story too, so does Oliver Willis, undoubtedly more do as well. Criminy I thought posting before 6:00 a.m. would occassionally give me a leg up. Apparently, I'm a lazy bastard. If this is true, all I've got left in regard to Bush is SHAME and ANGER.