Friday, August 24, 2007

That's the Ticket. More Prisons

I guess this is one way to do the job...imprison the whole country.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 — The number of detainees held by the American-led military coalition in Iraq has swelled by 50 percent under the troop increase ordered by President Bush, with the inmate population growing from 16,000 in February to 24,500 today, according to American military officers in Iraq.

Nearly 85 percent of the detainees in custody are Sunni Arabs, the minority faction in Iraq that ruled the country under the government of Saddam Hussein, with the other detainees being Shiite Muslims, the officers say.

It kind of looks like we are targeting the Sunnis doesn't it and they are the minority. What a mess!

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