"We do not torture" Update 2

but "Any activity we conduct is within the law."

Maybe I was a little hard on Lyndon LoRouche...

Illumination. What's the difference?

It's a fucking rainbow of BIG GODDAM DIFFERENCES!!!

I'm in a hurry but need to post this. The Independent Online Edition posted this story on Tuesday and I found it today via Darksyd and the DailyKos.

I vaguely remember reading about the use of phosphorous last year. The "illumation" angle seemed, to my limited tactical knowledge of warfare, to make a kind of rational sense. Now an unidentified US Soldiers reports
"Phosphorus burns bodies, in fact it melts the flesh all the way down to the bone ... I saw the burned bodies of women and children. Phosphorus explodes and forms a cloud. Anyone within a radius of 150 metres is done for."
emphasis mine

It seems to me the US Military was saying, back in 'o4, that they knew this and kept that 150 meter radius well above ground level. As this testimony indicates, this unidentified soldier is gonna have to dispense with their anonymity when this thing goes to a World Court and BushCo attempts to defend itself against War Crimes charges.

I am proud to be American. At this point, I just feel sick about it as well.


  1. The USA does not recognize the World Court, so they're not going to be charged there.

    However, when American soldiers are tortured and killed, or if terrorists unleash chemical weapons on the USA... what moral authority will the USA have? What defence will they have?


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