Iraq jail dog scare 'was policy'

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    US military dog handlers at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison say they were ordered to use their animals to intimidate detainees
    They made the allegation in statements provided to military investigators, the Washington Post newspaper says.

    The handlers also said the jail's top military intelligence officer had approved the tactic, the paper reports.

    Pentagon officials have said abuses at Abu Ghraib were confined to a small group of military police soldiers.

    But the Washington Post says the statements reinforce the view that there were two kinds of abuse at the jail - sexual humiliation and beatings at the hands of military police (MPs), and intimidation using dogs during interrogations under the auspices of military intelligence.</blockquote>

    After all, what's a few wogs anyways? Presidential counsel, Alberto Gonzales, declared the Geneva Conventions to be "quaint" and "obsolete", so what need has this administration to adhere to them? In a legal brief, a DOJ lawyer said that torture is sometimes justified, so any means are accceptable so long as the ends of the Administration are met. So, what does it matter if some rag-head is tortured and/or humiliated?

    I'll tell you why it matters. America helped develope and signed those treaties to prevent our soldiers from suffering such abuses. In abandoning the moral high ground, the Administration has descended to the level of the terrorist, and America cannot win on that level. America must take, and retain the moral high ground. But if retaining that ground cost more American lives than we are willing to sacrifice we must ask, "Is the cause a just one?"
     
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    Better to have a dog chewing your ass and still be alive then to be beheaded or to be a piece of charcoal swinging from a bridge. Those pics make me laugh.
     
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    would you feel the same if it was YOUR ass being chewed by a dog?
     
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    Be happier than a fly on shit that I would eventually see my loved ones again. Mr. Berg(despite what theories I have about him) nor those contractors have that opportunity. Fuck em!
     
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    The Geneva convention does not apply to terrorists.
    I also think it is inhumane to let military canines get near or(god help us) bite one of those pieces of sh!t.
     
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    You may have a point there!

    by the way, Welcome!
     
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    So what exactly is wrong with using dogs to intimidate terrorists? What next? we cant use heat lamps? We cant do good cop bad cop? We cant blast metal music and obnoxious volumes? What on earth is wrong with dogs???
     
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    Well IMO I'd say that dogs are fine, but not let them make a snack of people, yeah terrorists are people. I like the intimidation factor, just not canines using canines on people.
     
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    Stand by - sympathy detection scan in progress

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    Brilliant Bully how about something of substance? Never mind.:rolleyes:
     

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