Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Iraq - unsubstantiated rape allegations against US troops

Recently I posted about Amnesty International's report on US forces raping Iraqi women. The report said this:

Amnesty said several women detained by U.S. troops had spoken in interviews with them of beatings, threats of rape, humiliating treatment and long periods of solitary confinement.

We are not told how many several means and we are not given any evidence other than these unsubstantiated claims.

Now we know how many several is. Two.

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is investigating an allegation that a US soldier raped an Iraqi female prisoner while she was in US military custody, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said.

The allegation has not yet been substantiated, he said on Tuesday. He gave no details.

Another rape allegation against a US soldier by an Iraqi woman was dismissed for lack of evidence, Whitman said.

They are the only two rape allegations that have been made against US troops by Iraqi women, the spokesman said.

The allegations were part of a larger report wherein AI calimed that Iraqi women were worse off now than under Saddam.

I'll say again what I said then - morons.

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