:: Monday, 28 March 2005 ::
Fer Cryin' Outta Loud? Can't these people DOUBT the rubbish they are fed?
Here is the fabulous Cowboy Dan Drezner buying an ACLU press release all dressed up into an unreadable mishmash by the LA Timesof America-bashing about torture and deaths in US custody from Afghanistan and Iraq.
This is the same stuff as was in the NY Times I blogged recently.
And you know what it goes to prove?
It goes to prove the US is investigating the deaths of Iraqis and Afghans in their control and, when criminal homicide occurs, then that is that.
Criminal homicide (and this stupid confused article seems to id only 16 criminal homicdes where the NYT seemed to id 18. But really who knows the writing of these articles is so bad, so awful, so dense, so mired in crapulous spin, that there may well be no crim homicides. For all we know from these examples of press freedom).
Which is different from justifiable homicide.
And different from accident/misadventure.
Once again cos this LA Times piece has not revealed anything new:
The real stats are as follows:
18 criminal homicides
8 suspected criminal homicides - maybe maybe not
11 justified homicides
28 accidental deaths/natural causes
5 unknown causes of death
So what, I will ask it again, is the freakin' big deal with Dan and Drew Sullivan? Why can't they pull their heads in and focus on the important stuff - not that bad things happen, but that when they do, good things are done about it - like investigations.
:: WB 12:03 am [link+] ::