Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Darby Truncated

Credit is due to NPR for interviewing the Abu Ghraib whistleblower, Joe Darby--but the really damning details of the story were never investigated. I found it frustrating that right at the start of the interview, when Darby mentions that humilation and abuse was already ongoing when his unit arrived, Michele Norris does not follow up on this. This after all belies the Bushists alibi that it was a few "bad apples on the night shift" and indicates that the torture and abuse was more systematic.

It was interesting to me to note that Darby still had two weeks in the military as of the interview--I hope NPR will revisit him after he is fully discharged, when he might be freer to speak of the culpability of higher-ups.

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