While the proposal to close the case was ultimately rejected by senior officials, documents show that the inquiry was at a virtual standstill when an article in The New York Times on March 4, 2003, reported that at least one of the prisoner's deaths had been ruled a homicide, contradicting the military's earlier assertions that both had died of natural causes. Activity in the case quickly resumed.I'm getting tired of our side being the bad guy so often. Why is the army not more thorough about disciplining those responsible for this kind of crap? At best, I would say it's apathy, or a desire to protect your own---however flawed they may be---and at worst, I would say it's because those in charge actually think this sort of thing is OK. Either way, it's not making me very happy. This also shows the media at its best---the army wasn't doing anything, and the NY Times got them moving. Let's hear it for the fourth estate!
22 May 2005
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