As President George Bush is in China lecturing his counterparts on human rights and detainee rights, pictures have emerged of the U.S. military’s use of small crates to hold detainees in Iraq. The wooden boxes are only 3 feet by 3 feet by 6 feet tall, but the Bush Administration insists that it is a perfectly humane way to hold detainees. That is no doubt something that Chinese will find instructive.
The boxes are used for up to 12 hours at a time. The average Iraqi male is 5 feet 9 inches tall.
In some ways, the exchange of information with the Chinese is only fair. After all, it was recently disclosed that we used torture manuals from the Chinese to torture our own detainees, here.
China previously defended its own abuses by citing the advances of the Bush administration in this area, click here.
It will take years for the United States to be able to speak internationally on the subject of human rights without a round of snickering — as soon by the reception of Bush’s implausible role as a defender of human rights in Beijing. President Bush has robbed the nation of the moral high ground to the point that we cannot even see over the Chinese government from our current position.
For the latest story and additional pictures, click here.
48 thoughts on “Shocking Pictures: U.S. Military Holding Detainees in Small Crates”
Just as long as Bush keeps supporting her Fatherland, Israel.
I’d also like to see Nancy Pelosi voted OUT of office when her term comes up. And I agree with Kathy that it would be nice to know what Pelosi DOES consider an impeachable offense. She’s been writing a blank check for the President on everything so far.
Well I didn’t want anything quite so dramatic as the “Black Hole of Crawford”, er, I mean “Calcutta,” but I think they are so deserving of one another they should stay in close proximity. You know the “birds of a feather” argument.
Jill Gyges Kathy Emily and Rafflaw,
Just one personal note.
Sorry, but I am not a government visitor, but a private citizen who, in fact, happened to vote for Gore and Kerry and expects to vote for Obama, and I am not Russ or Dundar or any other pseudonym on the site. I used a single pen name for all these posts, and it seems that each of you are also using a nom de plume.
Mespo: “Hey Bob long time no see. To answer your query, I guess thousands of them but I’d be willing to try to fit them all into one.”
Sort of drifted away from cyberspace for a while; a good thing.
But speaking of fitting the Bush administration into one box, have you seen those ads on television for MrChipper?
You’d have six months to try for free!
Just a thought.
Gyges and rafflaw,
I agree that Publius seems very well informed. I do believe he was a govt. visitor. When I wrote that yesterday this page locked up on my computer and I couldn’t even get to the comments of anyone, only JT’s original posts. I think they are nervous about Suskind’s book and mounting evidence of detainee torture and abuse. With the sorry state of our media and Congress I’m not so sure they should be worried! Here’s hoping that all this evidence disturbs enough people to force cheney and bush to resign. It happened to Nixon, it could happen again.
There are quite a few imbeciles on this blog that are too cowardly to hide behind one pseudonym, so they create several to make it appear that there are more lunatics out there that agree with them. They are like the people who signed ten petitions to get the bookstores to ban President Jimmy Carter’s great book, ‘Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid’, which I’m sure none of these clowns have read.
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