Saturday, May 08, 2004

News Updates...

Rumsfeld told the Senate Armed Services Commitee yesterday:
But Rumsfeld warned the committee that the worst was yet to come. He said he had looked at the full array of unedited photographs of the situation at Abu Ghraib for the first time Thursday night and found them "hard to believe."

"There are other photos that depict incidents of physical violence towards prisoners, acts that can only be described as blatantly sadistic, cruel and inhumane," he said. "... It’s going to get a good deal more terrible, I’m afraid."

U.S. military officials told NBC News that the unreleased images showed U.S. soldiers severely beating an Iraqi prisoner nearly to death, having sex with a female Iraqi female prisoner and “acting inappropriately with a dead body.” The officials said there was also a videotape, apparently shot by U.S. personnel, showing Iraqi guards raping young boys.

- Remember Rumsfeld knew about this in January....
Fire. Him. Now. And don't stop there.

Meanwhile Michael Moore admits the Disney ban was a stunt for publicity.

Less than 24 hours after accusing the Walt Disney Company of pulling the plug on his latest documentary in a blatant attempt at political censorship, the rabble-rousing film-maker Michael Moore has admitted he knew a year ago that Disney had no intention of distributing it.

- Disappointing. But. Typical. He's a media hog.
However if Disney refused to release the film because of the tax break initiatives they would lose in Florida then that's still a good reason to criticize Disney.