Friday, May 20, 2005

UK Paper Publishes Photo of Saddam in Tighty-Whiteys

In their Friday edition, the British tabloid The Sun published a photo of Saddam Hussein, apparently in his prison cell, wearing only underwear. The paper claimed to have obtained the photo from US military sources. This is bound to set off a firestorm of criticism as every liberal and terrorist on the planet flies into a snit over this "violation" of Saddam's dignity.

Saddam examines his trousers for blowback

US military command in Iraq has already issued a press release condemning the release of the photo:

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2005 – Military officials in Iraq have condemned the release of photos taken of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in prison that appeared today in a British tabloid and have been widely circulated on the Internet.
"These photos were taken in clear violation of DoD directives and possibly Geneva Convention guidelines for the humane treatment of detained individuals," a Multinational Force Iraq official said in a statement.
Meanwhile, thousands of Saddam's victims remain to be found in mass graves all over Iraq. Pardon me if I can't work up any sympathy for this monster. If military discipline was compromised in the release of the photo, those responsible should be charged accordingly.