Suffer, Little Children

From Holden:

Candy-assed U.S. forces in Iraq felt threatened by an eight-year-old.

Children held by the United States army at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison included one boy who appeared to be only about eight years old, the former commander of the prison has told investigators, according to a transcript.

“He told me he was almost 12,” Brigadier General Janis Karpinski told officials investigating prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib. “He told me his brother was there with him, but he really wanted to see his mother, could he please call his mother. He was crying.”

Karpinski’s statement is among hundreds of pages of army records about Abu Ghraib released by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Thursday.


Karpinski did not say what had happened to the boy in her interview with Major General George Fay.