Another claim of left is proven wrong
An Army investigation has found no systematic abuse of prisoners in Iraq or Afghanistan and says nearly half of the accusations of mistreatment involved detainees "at the point of capture" on the battlefield.This has to be another disappointment to the left who want the US and its war effort to look bad. This follows reports to Joe Wilson, not President Bush attempted to mislead the country about Saddam's attempt to get yellow cake uranium in Niger. The 9-11 commission shouts down Michael Moore's ridiculous theory about the President helping the bin Ladens escape from the US. The left's wall of lies keeps crumbling, but they never apologize or admit errror.
"[Soldiers] face the daily risks of being attacked by detainees, contracting communicable diseases from sick detainees, being taunted or spat upon, having urine or feces thrown upon them and having to treat a detainee humanely who just attacked their unit or killed a fellow soldier," said the report released yesterday by the Army's inspector general, Lt. Gen. Paul Mikolashek.
"Despite these challenges, the vast majority of soldiers and other U.S. military personnel continued to do their duty to care for detainees in a fair and humane manner," the report said.
The Army inspector general portrayed the abuses as sporadic, not systematic. The abuses were committed by a few of the tens of thousands of soldiers deployed to both war theaters since the September 11 attacks on America, the report said.
"We were unable to identify system failures that resulted in incidents of abuse," the report said. "The abuses that have occurred are not representative of policy, doctrine or soldier training. These abuses should be viewed as what they are — unauthorized actions taken by a few individuals, and in some cases, coupled with the failure of leaders to provide adequate supervision and leadership. These actions, while regrettable, are aberrations when compared to the actions of fellow soldiers who were serving with distinction."