Monday, January 30, 2006

Every Time I Look Around

Every time I look around there's a new atrocity waiting for me to read about it. Today's comes via Brilliant at Breakfast and Pandagon: Treating women as f**king chattel.
The U.S. military on Thursday freed five of what it said were 11 women among the 14,000 detainees currently held in the 2 1/2-year-old insurgency. All were accused of "aiding terrorists or planting explosives," but an Iraqi government commission found that evidence was lacking.

Iraqi human rights activist Hind al-Salehi contends that U.S. anti-insurgent units, coming up empty-handed in raids on suspects' houses, have at times detained wives to pressure men into turning themselves in.
Everyone reading this understands that this practice isn't law enforcement, it's kidnapping, right?

Why the hell don't the people who are doing it? Or do they know and just don't care?

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