The U.S. government has agreed to release disputed pictures showing American soldiers tormenting Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison.And
An American Civil Liberties Union spokeswoman said today that an agreement was reached between the ACLU and the government and was submitted to a federal judge.
Anthony D. Romero, ACLU executive director, said the civil rights group “will press on with its lawsuit to hold high-level officials accountable for creating policies that resulted in the abuse of detainees.”Sigh. Where to start? Well, let’s say something nice about the ACLU. They are complicated thinkers. The intellectual flexibility required to connect high-level policies to the acts of porn-crazed soldiers can only come from years of mental yoga. They must believe that Rube Goldberg devices really work.
Somehow, the President’s signature on some document or other somewhere was translated through a series of distant and intricate interactions into a pyramid of naked terrorists playing Hollywood Squares with a pack of knuckle-dragging dingbats.
Law school must be less demanding than we thought.