Saturday, May 08, 2004

For the first time in my life I have donated money to a candidate running for office

I was no fan of the Bush administration before the news of the torture of Iraqi prisoners broke, but I am so disgusted by how these prisoners have been treated that today I made a contribution to the presidential campaign of John Kerry.

From The Guardian:

"The sexual humiliation of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison was not an invention of maverick guards, but part of a system of ill-treatment and degradation used by special forces soldiers that is now being disseminated among ordinary troops and contractors who do not know what they are doing, according to British military sources...."