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Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Cell #23 

Eric Alterman yesterday linked to a pair of .PDF documents from the full-length, 6000-page version of the Taguba report (not the 50-page summary released to the public). Both documents include eyewitness accounts of child abuse at Abu Ghraib, and one of them appears to substantiate the allegations of rape made by Seymour Hersh in a speech last week:
I saw [name deleted] fucking a kid, his age would be about 15 - 18 years. The kid was hurting very bad and they covered all the doors with sheets. Then when I heard the screaming I climbed the door because on top it wasn't covered and I saw [name deleted] who was wearing the military uniform putting his dick in the little kid's ass. I couldn't see the face of the kid because his face wasn't in front of the door. And the female soldier was taking pictures. [name deleted], I think he is [deleted] because of his accent, and he was not skinny or short, and he acted like a homosexual (gay). And that was in cell #23 as best as I remember.

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