Tuesday, May 11, 2004
From the blog Kicking Ass:
"From today's Senate Armed Services Committee hearing (rush transcript):
Sen. Inhofe (R-OK): First of all, I regret I wasn't here on Friday. I was unable to be here. But maybe it's better that I wasn't because as I watch this outrage that everyone seems to have about the treatment of these prisoners I have to say and I'm probably not the only one up at this table that is more outraged by the outrage than we are by the treatment.
The idea that these prisoners, they're not there for traffic violations. If they're in cell block 1A or 1B, these prisoners, they're murderers, they're terrorists, they're insurgents, and many of them probably have American blood probably on their hands and here we're so concerned about the treatment of those individuals."
And then there is this piece of information from the Red Cross:
Certain CF military intelligence officers told the ICRC that in their estimate between 70% and 90% of the persons deprived of their liberty in Iraq had been arrested by mistake.
Evidently some Senators were aghast at this statement by Inhofe. Blame them?
UPDATE: According to CNN-TV McCain walked out after the Inhofe statement.
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