July 20, 2004
Byron York: Sodomizing Children at Abu Ghraib "Worked"!
BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
I and millions of others have seen Byron York in a CSPAN "Washington Journal" interview a couple weeks ago saying that, whatever the torture methods used in Abu Ghraib and other US military prisons, "...it is, in fact, working." He's said it more than once. The first sentence of an article he wrote, shown on the same program, was "Torture? Whatever it was, it worked."
Now we know that part of "whatever" was sodomizing screaming Iraqi boys. York and nearly everyone else already knew that it included forced masturbation and sodomizing with light sticks, along with secret, old techniques from Vietnam, and I'm sure many knew this horrific story too. Certainly the Republicans privy to the details of investigations knew it.
York would not even flat condemn "interrogation resulting in death." He dismissed it with comments about possible "unknown medical conditions." This is real, guys. It was done. There is more and more evidence with every investigation, and now that information is out, do you really think you can bury this? It hasn't worked for other crimes of the Bush administration, despite your best efforts to divert public attention from it.
The support among conservatives for York is obvious. Not a single major conservative figure has said anything to disagree with York. They know his opinions, and clearly agree. York and his conservative comrades are beyond sick, and soon everyone will know it.
I can't wait until the American people find this out, and believe me, this is going to come out. I want to see York defend his support for raping children in interviews. I want to see clips of York saying "it worked," along with the documentation showing that "it" included raping children and other horrors. No journalist or pundit would discuss the prison abuse scandal without knowing what it was about, of course, so York knew precisely what he was talking about.
This is the inescapable fact that America needs to know -- conservatives knew the stomach-turning details of the prison abuse incidents, and they still defend these practices.
I want it live, on prime time TV. I want to see how much York gave to the Bush campaign, and clips showing York praising Bush / Cheney. I want the world to see him say "it worked." I want to see York explain to the world his theory of raping children to make America safer. Then we can see the ample documentation from the International Red Cross showing that 70% to 90% of Iraqi detainees are there "by mistake."
The era of trust and respect for conservative media is coming to an ugly, shameful end. The world can no longer tolerate this immoral insanity.
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