Saturday, January 15, 2005

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3/24/03

""" the issue of the American dead and captured, apparently according to the Iraqis, who were shown on Iraqi television and on Al-Jazeera, has that disturbed the American public in particular about the progress of this war?

JOHN SHOVELAN: Not so far, and that's largely because the Defence Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, asked the major networks here not to air that footage. The administration itself is deeply disturbed by the images because Iraq has used images of captured American POWs before in the 1991 Gulf War and then there was Somalia where a body of a US soldier was dragged around, and this today, these images today have been treated in much the same way by officials at the Pentagon.

President Bush didn't say much about the incident, the POWs today, but he demanded that they be treated according to the Geneva Convention. GEORGE BUSH: I expect them to be treated, the POWs, I expect to be treated humanely, just like we're treating the prisoners that we have captured humanely. If not, the people who mistreat the prisoners will be treated as war criminals. """

We can only hope, freeper......


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