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Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Just a quick thought on the torture photos fraud 'debate'...

I'm obviously not in a position to know whether the photos printed in the Mirror of British troops apparently torturing an Iraqi prisoner are real or not, but an investigation by the MoD is not worth the paper it's written on, no matter how "high-level" it may be. We need a genuinely independent, impartial investigation if we really want to ascertain what did and/or didn't happen. The failure of much of the media to even suggest such a thing merely demonstrates their subservience to the government line. To their credit Channel 5 did have an Amnesty spokesman make this point briefly, the BBC and ITV as far as I can tell haven't even mentioned it (a search of the BBC News site turned up no mention of the idea).

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