Saturday, June 17, 2006

Troops Unshackled

Hat tip to Red Hot Cuppa Politics

The LA Times reports that ""the eight will no longer be shackled when they leave their cells to see visitors or exercise. Handcuffs attached to a leather belt will be used only if they leave the brig, a spokesman said.""

In an official announcement about the report by Army Maj. Gen. Eldon Bargewell, a military spokeswoman said that Army Lt. Gen. Peter Chiarelli would "thoroughly review the voluminous report as quickly as possible," but had no timetable.

"That means don't hold your breath," a defense official said.

Blogs of War tels us,

""Jeremiah Sullivan III, a San Diego attorney representing the sailor, a 20-year-old third-class hospital corpsman, has likened the conditions to worst than what convicted felons at the federal “Supermax” prison must endure.

David M. Brahms, a retired brigadier general and attorney in Carlsbad, Calif., who’s met with many of the families, is representing a 21-year-old lance corporal.

The men are “shafted and shackled in the worst conditions being imposed,” Brahms said June 14. “Saddam [Hussein] has a better circumstance than these guys.”""

I'm glad the "Camp Pendleton 8" have been unshackled, now if only we could unshackle the minds of Murtha and the like.

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