Archive for May 11th, 2004

Latest blockbusters re Iraq prisoner rights abuses


The BBC just now summarizes the latest revelations and the impact:

1.  A Red Cross report based on coalition intelligence suggests that 9 of 10 detainees are arrested by mistake.

2. Seymour Hersh of the New Yorker says he has more photos, from a
different unit–and that his information suggests that rights abuses
were more widespread and systematic than first revealed.

3.  US Public support for the war is finally falling away:

>The latest nationwide opinion poll suggests, for the first time, that a majority now believe it was not worth fighting.

> Graph showing US enthusiasm for war in Iraq rising and falling over time
Source BBC News, May 11, 2004
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