Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Consigned to Whistleblower Oblivion

In a scene reminiscent of Daniel Lang's 1969 New Yorker piece, "Casualties of War" (popularized in the 1989 Brian De Palma-directed motion picture of the same name), the Army has apparently black-listed one of the whistleblowers of prisoner abuse at Abu Graib. This will no doubt have a chilling effect on reporting torture during war-time. It's things like this that contribute to shrouding the truth, otherwise known as the "fog of war."

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