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May 20, 2005

Death in Afghanistan

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A sketch by Thomas V. Curtis, a former Reserve M.P. sergeant, showing how Dilawar was chained to the ceiling of his cell.

From the NY Times today we hear the story of a couple of murders in Afghanistan (In U.S. Report, Brutal Details of 2 Afghan Inmates' Deaths).

Here is my question - I was watching the opening of the house session on C-Span this week, and representative after representative went on and on about the Newsweek story of how a flushed Koran caused people to die in Afghanistan. The above happened at Bagram AF Base in Afghanistan. I am sure all Afghanis have heard the horrible stories coming out of the prison there. Did a congressman or woman ever get up and speak so strongly against this? The Koran story is a right wing canard and Newsweek got thrown under the bus to take the heat off of stories like this. Why doesn't the right get that? Why don't most citizens get that?

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