Photos of Iraqis Being Abused by US Personnel
On 29 April 2004, 60 Minutes II on CBS reported:
Last month, the U.S. Army announced 17 soldiers in Iraq, including a brigadier general, had been removed from duty after charges of mistreating Iraqi prisoners.
But the details of what happened have been kept secret, until now.
It turns out photographs surfaced showing American soldiers abusing and humiliating Iraqis being held at a prison near Baghdad. The Army investigated, and issued a scathing report.
Now, an Army general and her command staff may face the end of long military careers. And six soldiers are facing court martial in Iraq — and possible prison time.
Former CIA Bureau Chief Bob Baer said: “We went into Iraq to stop things like this from happening, and indeed, here they are happening under our tutelage.”
Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, deputy director of coalition operations in Iraq, admitted that this was not an isolated series of incidents: “I’d like to sit here and say that these are the only prisoner abuse cases that we’re aware of, but we know that there have been some other ones since we’ve been here in Iraq,”
The image was aired on CBS’s 60 Minutes II on 04 May 2004.
The images below are from the Washington Post‘s website [here]. (Note: All photos except the top one were cropped by the Post, presumably to avoid display of genitals.)
The images below are from the original 60 Minutes II broadcast. CBS says that it has twelve of these photographs, though there are dozens more. Among them:
The Army has photographs that show a detainee with wires attached to his genitals. Another shows a dog attacking an Iraqi prisoner.
(Note: Blurring of the photos was done by CBS.)
Thanks to Global Free Press for making these screen-captures available. Thanks to reader J.H. for letting me know.
The date posted here is due to our website rebuild, it does not reflect the original date this article was posted. This article was originally posted in Yonip on May 9th 2004