May 20th, 2004

fashionable

Leaked Pentagon documents indicate twice as many known abuse cases.

The Denver Post has gotten ahold of Pentagon reports that indicate that twice the previously known number of abuse cases -- 75 -- are being investigated by the military. They've also got details of the kind of torture practices that have been used during interrogations which led to the deaths in question. Some of them are not all that nice...

"one of the soldiers, an interrogator, sat on Mowhoush's chest and placed his hands over the prisoner's mouth, according to the report .... "The preliminary report lists the cause of death as asphyxia due to smothering and chest compressions."

That tends to happen, when you suffocate someone to death, yes.