Photo of Saddam in 'tightie whiteys' irks US

"[Y]es, the u.s. is angry, ANGRY, over photos that 'appeared to breach Geneva Convention rules on the humane treatment of prisoners of war,'" writes profmarcus of the photo below. "it's almost beyond belief what these people will say... after declaring geneva invalid, after declaring that detainees were not prisoners of war, after authoring interrogation techniques that led directly to prisoner abuse, after photos documented the abuse, after steadfastly refusing to accept any accountability for prisoner torture, to now claim that a picture of saddam in his tidy whiteys [sic] violates geneva takes bizarre and unbelievable to a whole new level..."

(And, yes, I DO take it personally)

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