May 25, 2004
Michael Totten notes that the most serious abuses - all of the pictures we keep seeing - at Abu Ghraib happened in one day. That is something I've seen nowhere else, and which would seem to bear heavily on whether or not the problem is systemic, and how it's being handled.
Note: his source is the New York Times, so it's possible that the information is wrong or mis-represented, though the fact that this would be in favor of the administration's case means that it's more likely true than not; the Times only tends to make up things against the administration.
Posted by Jeff at May 25, 2004 12:29 PM | Link Cosmos
The media swarm around a story like Abu Ghraib exaggerates its significance 100 fold. The media doesn't care if americans die because of their excessive smear and witchhunt. The media will simply report on the dead americans as if it was a separate story, yet more reason to criticise Bush.
The hatred level toward the media is going up even faster than the media instigated hatred toward Bush.
I also heard this story mentioned once, and had the same thought; it's hard to call it systematic if most of the worst of this happened on just one day. Seems like one really bad day. Unfortunately that doesn't fit the template the media wants to report.