Did you think that, with the election of Barack Obama, you wouldn’t have to worry about the problems of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? Think again.
George W. Bush is no longer President, but lots of people are still dying in Iraq. Today, a bombing of a marketplace in Baghdad has killed dozens.
In Afghanistan, torture is a problem that won’t die – it just continues to create suffering for those who value the truth. The BBC interviewed 27 former prisoners who had been held at the American military base in Bagram. 25 said that they had been tortured or abused.
Apparently, some of the torture photographs Barack Obama refuses to allow us to see were taken at the Bagram prison. Just what is Obama trying to cover up, and why? And why is it that Obama is refusing prisoners at Bagram even the basic right of habeas corpus? Why would Obama do that at a prison where torture is alleged to be rampant?
Keep in mind that the 27 Bagram prisoners who were interviewed by the BBC were never even charged with a crime. 25 people sampled by the BBC were tortured and abused by Americans, and weren’t even formally accused of any crime.
Why is Barack Obama helping to cover up these crimes?