Saturday, January 28, 2006

Ok, where's your husband?

From Juan Cole's excellent Informed Comment:
According to documents sprung by the ACLU, the US military in Iraq sometimes kidnaps the wives of suspected guerrillas as a way of pressuring them to turn in their husbands or of getting the husbands to turn themselves in. Informed Comment is one of the few places where Iraqi allegations to this effect, and street demonstrations over the issue, have been covered. The kidnapping of journalist Jill Carroll appears to be an attempt by guerrillas to free wives of key fighters, so as to reduce the likelihood they will be broken and inform on their husbands' whereabouts. The US claims to have only a handful of women in custody, and to have just released 5 of them. posted by Juan @ 1/28/2006 06:30:00 AM 2 comments

Well, when in Rome, do as the Romans do, Spotty always says! Sweet Jesus, even the Mafia keeps family out of it. What does it profit a man if he gains the world but loses his soul?

Update: Much more on this from The General.


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