Seymour Hersh has been peddling this alleged “story” for a few weeks based on his word alone.
Baghdad, Iraq, Jul. 17 (UPI) — American journalist Seymour Hersh has said there are videotapes of American soldiers sodomizing young Iraqi boys at Abu Ghraib prison.
The investigative journalist, one of the first to break the story of prisoner abuses, said the Bush administration is holding the tapes of these acts, Aljazeera.net reported Saturday.
“The boys were sodomized with the cameras rolling, and the worst part is the soundtrack, of the boys shrieking. And this is your government at war,” he said.Others have called for Hersh to show his hand or STFU – a position which I stand firmly in support of. If there is evidence, show it or provide a evidence trail for it.
Hersh’s evidentiary problems are exacerbated by the fact that more of the facts are now known – he’s not in an exclusive position. U.S. News & World Report has obtained and analyzed ALL of the classified annexes to the Taguba report:
Over the past two months, many of the classified documents supporting Taguba’s findings have emerged in various news accounts, including in U.S. News. But the magazine now has obtained all 106 classified annexes to the report, and the several thousand pages of material provide the most comprehensive view yet of what went wrong at Abu Ghraib and in the Army’s management of the teeming prison system in Iraq after Saddam Hussein’s government was toppled.
There is no mention of sodomizing young Iraqi boys. You would suspect they might have noticed that in the report, the annexes, or in other supporting material…