Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Was Saddam Lynched?

And why we should give a damn. From uberbadass, Christopher Hitchens, writing for Slate (not Booze) dot com:
How could it have come to this? Did U.S. officials know that the designated "executioners" would be the unwashed goons of Muqtada Sadr's "Mahdi Army"—the same sort of thugs who killed Abdul Majid al-Khoei in Najaf just after the liberation and who indulge in extra-judicial murder of Iraqis every night and day? Did our envoys and representatives ask for any sort of assurances before turning over a prisoner who was being held under the Geneva Conventions?

Full story here.

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