Meh Culpa

Meh Culpa: Torture in Mumbai

Lest anyone think the Bush Administration’s use of torture is a good thing, Rediff Abroad reports that hostages taken during the Mumbai attacks were tortured:

Asked what was different about the victims of the incident, another doctor said: “It was very strange. I have seen so many dead bodies in my life, and was yet traumatised. A bomb blast victim’s body might have been torn apart and could be a very disturbing sight. But the bodies of the victims in this attack bore such signs about the kind of violence of urban warfare that I am still unable to put my thoughts to words,” he said.

Asked specifically if he was talking of torture marks, he said: “It was apparent that most of the dead were tortured. What shocked me were the telltale signs showing clearly how the hostages were executed in cold blood,” one doctor said.

The other doctor, who had also conducted the post-mortem of the victims, said: “Of all the bodies, the Israeli victims bore the maximum torture marks. It was clear that they were killed on the 26th itself. It was obvious that they were tied up and tortured before they were killed. It was so bad that I do not want to go over the details even in my head again,” he said.

Picked up indirectly through Arutz Sheva

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December 1, 2008 Posted by | Bush administration, civil liberties, Foreign policy, India, politics, torture | , | Leave a comment

Meh Culpa: Ta-da!

It’s official. Obama has appointed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. He announced the rest of his National Security advisers, too, but that’s not such big news.

December 1, 2008 Posted by | appointments, Cabinet, Executive branch, Foreign policy, National Security, politics, transition | | Leave a comment

   

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