Report Faults U.S. in Detainee Death Investigations

Human Rights First has released a report finding serious flaws in the investigations conducted by the U.S. into the death of 27 detainees.

The details are staggering – for example, evidence, including a bag of body parts, left on an airport tarmac that exploded from the heat and investigations so vague that the date of death falls within a 5-month span.

This is of critical relevance given the White House’s and House of Representatives' attempts to kill or water down the McCain Anti-Torture Amendment.

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  • This is just more evidence of the same casual racism by the traitors in the US military brass. The most unprofessional gang of thugs imaginable. Not one of whom resigned for the abject failure of NORAD on Nine-eleven.

    I have to question the investigative skills or more importantly the integrity of an organization that wants me to take them seriously when they report that a bag of body parts exploded. I have no doubt that the U.S. military botched an investigation in which many of their own could have been to blame for unjustified deaths of detainees, but Human Rights First may not be the most credible sourse if exploding body parts is the far fetched example they choose to pass off as fact.

    Billy Boy: It is a common forensic fact that human body parts, if sealed and exposed to heat, will expand well beyond their original size and, in some cases, actually explode or, at least, rupture and ooze. When you think "explode", think grotesquely large popping zit NOT a grenade going off. Seriously nasty stuff! However, because most people do not realize this, you are right, they should have led with something much more believable. Still, I find the whole matter laughable; the U.S. doesn't want an investigation. Far from it; what it wants is a nice cover-up and for the media to just go away. Pretty please? Just let us get on with our indiscriminate killing of innocents, will ya!? Christ, dontcha know that there's a WAR ON!!!???