Monday, May 10, 2004

Afghan Prisoners Killed

Joi posted about the possible killing of thousands of Afghan POWs over a year ago. The documentary (Warning: it's 52MBs and you need the latest version of QuickTime to view it) talks about how 7,000 Taliban prisoners were transported to various prisons throughout Afghanistan. Only 3,000 POWs arrived at their final destinations. Many of them died in containers on trucks (lack of air, holes shot in containers), others were killed in fire fights, and some were murdered in the desert. American troops were aware this was happening, but the media did not report on the deaths because they were focusing on the American Taliban John Walker Lindh. If this story got the same amount of press the Iraqi POW abuse is getting it would be the greatest blow to the Bush administration, even greater than no WMDs yet.