Abu Ghraib inmates sue contractors, claim torture

Jun 30, 2008 | Posted by: Top Ex Ed | Full story: www.mercurynews.com

Three Iraqis and a Jordanian filed federal lawsuits Monday alleging they were tortured by U.S. defense contractors while detained at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq in 2003 and 2004.

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Lance Winslow

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This was forseeable. The detainees have a strong case if the White House cannot surpress evidence. Suits against Rumsfeld and additional contractors should also be forthcoming.

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I hope they win.

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So wait a minute, Four Iranian's and a Jordanian
were tortured at Abu Ghraib in 2003 and 2004?

All of whom are now residing in America

All of whom are now suing 4 years after the fact?

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Let me understand this: The US hires mercenaries who are deemed unlawful combatants in violation of UN Resolution as defined in the UN Mercenaries Convention and calls them contractors, suggesting a contract or an agreement with consideration has been struck by these two parties with a performance future based outcome(s). These same Contractors allegedly abuse three non-Americans during the height of the US declared war on Iraq in 2003 and 2004. The victims of these allegations now come forward and file a complaint which the courts will allow the hearing of the complaint to come forward but isn’t there a clear issue of jurisdiction in this case? Fundamentally shouldn’t this case be filed with the military courts first and upon decision an appeal to a higher court if necessary? In defense does the US have a right to defend its self in an illegal action? Maybe be the US could simply apologize like they did to the American Indians and Hawaiians?
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The democrats just got four faithful voters. For future reference guys... just take *no* prisoners.

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President Bush Proves He is Against The American People And The Constitution He SWORE to Uphold.
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They may have about as much chance for an award as we could, those of us who'd like to see Cheney impeached and Bush impeached, in that order. Yahoo's story version:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080630/ap_on_re_...
similar but not the same. Thoreauing's post above sets out the difficulty and obfuscation in the case; let's see, you were tortured by masked people in an foreign prison who you think were American contractors...this could take a while before Scalia says, "Get over it, that was a long time ago..."
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Should have just killed them.
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Those humiliating detainees (most of them criminals, or terrorists) were in fact Liberal drug takers and Wiccans. Everything about the scene was reminiscent of the most brazen activities of nutcase Leftists and pansies here in America. Sex orgies with actual placed audience chairs... Hundreds of candles surrounding the exhibitionist bed where they performed their perverse, wanton displays of depravity. The activities were so extreme and so self-exculpatory, that they appeared intentionally destructive, performed almost as distinctly as the fake funerals put on by radical Muslims. Everything about these extremists was a lie and a performance intended to discredit America. The leader had mentally enslaved female guards and was obviously a sadist. They covered their activities with intent to harm the image of their nation. The contractors, or US military can not be held responsible for the conspiratorial activities of a group of people hiding their activities, photographing and humiliating detainees and females specifically timed to undermine the United States in a time of war. Drugged, sex-crazed, perverse and sado-masochistic... The definition of anarchist youth in America today.

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According to many, we are an evil country with an evil leader. Yet these nuts are filing a lawsuit.
If we are so bad, why didn't they just disappear?
Hmmm....
Something to think about from an evil citizen.

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Miyamoto Musashi wrote:
Those humiliating detainees (most of them criminals, or terrorists) were in fact Liberal drug takers and Wiccans. Everything about the scene was reminiscent of the most brazen activities of nutcase Leftists and pansies here in America. Sex orgies with actual placed audience chairs... Hundreds of candles surrounding the exhibitionist bed where they performed their perverse, wanton displays of depravity. The activities were so extreme and so self-exculpatory, that they appeared intentionally destructive, performed almost as distinctly as the fake funerals put on by radical Muslims. Everything about these extremists was a lie and a performance intended to discredit America. The leader had mentally enslaved female guards and was obviously a sadist. They covered their activities with intent to harm the image of their nation. The contractors, or US military can not be held responsible for the conspiratorial activities of a group of people hiding their activities, photographing and humiliating detainees and females specifically timed to undermine the United States in a time of war. Drugged, sex-crazed, perverse and sado-masochistic... The definition of anarchist youth in America today.
Where did that come from and what is wrong with you?
Wiccan's are peaceful people and the rest of that slop mean you need to re-visit YOUR drug dealer.
Jeez, some people!

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Miyamoto Musashi wrote:
Those humiliating detainees (most of them criminals, or terrorists) were in fact Liberal drug takers and Wiccans. Everything about the scene was reminiscent of the most brazen activities of nutcase Leftists and pansies here in America. Sex orgies with actual placed audience chairs... Hundreds of candles surrounding the exhibitionist bed where they performed their perverse, wanton displays of depravity. The activities were so extreme and so self-exculpatory, that they appeared intentionally destructive, performed almost as distinctly as the fake funerals put on by radical Muslims. Everything about these extremists was a lie and a performance intended to discredit America. The leader had mentally enslaved female guards and was obviously a sadist. They covered their activities with intent to harm the image of their nation. The contractors, or US military can not be held responsible for the conspiratorial activities of a group of people hiding their activities, photographing and humiliating detainees and females specifically timed to undermine the United States in a time of war. Drugged, sex-crazed, perverse and sado-masochistic... The definition of anarchist youth in America today.
Stop watching so much TV. I think you've lost track of reality.
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Onnioni wrote:
I hope they win.
Love how you Liberals always side with the Terrorists! Great job sh!thead!

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onnioni is a duche wrote:
Should have just killed them.
Let's see if you feel that way if the government ever picks up one of your children, refuse to allow contact with anyone including due process of law, torture them and keep them as long as they wish.
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Not all Wiccans are peaceful, or reasonable. The sex orgies, wanton depravity, candles... All of it speaks to the accomplishments of rebellious nutcases who commonly call themselves Wiccans. Don't give us any stuff about "peaceful"... Some of those saying they were Wiccans were digging up body parts in Florida to perform their dark, deranged rituals. The anti-America scum hatching in this nation have shown themselves without limitation.

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Where did that come from and what is wrong with you?
Wiccan's are peaceful people and the rest of that slop mean you need to re-visit YOUR drug dealer.
Jeez, some people!

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<quoted text>Love how you Liberals always side with the Terrorists! Great job sh!thead!
You are welcome.

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Rebecca Goodwin wrote:
According to many, we are an evil country with an evil leader. Yet these nuts are filing a lawsuit.
If we are so bad, why didn't they just disappear?
Hmmm....
Something to think about from an evil citizen.
In addition to your statement all four victims are currently living in the evil US empire.

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bush promoted the torture and got us in this mess...
get a life

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US Citizen 07 wrote:
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Let's see if you feel that way if the government ever picks up one of your children, refuse to allow contact with anyone including due process of law, torture them and keep them as long as they wish.
If your children were acting as the enemy, and they were picked up, oh well! That's what happens! You do this and this will happen. Come bleeding heart. This is a time of war! These are terrorist and should be treated as such. I suppose that you also feel the we should 'talk' with them and come to a better understanding of them? I don't care one little bit about them or their ways. They certainly don't care about me or mine. They want to KILL you. What part of that don't you get??
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bush promoted the torture and got us in this mess...
don't be silly. you sound stupid

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