Biden told Ashcroft that prohibitions against torture are intended to “protect my son in the military. That’s why we have these treaties. So when Americans are captured, they are not tortured. That’s the reason, in case anybody forgets it.”
Ashcroft said he needed no reminder, because his own son has been on active military duty in the Persian Gulf.
Maj. Gen. Abdul Aziz Muhammed-Jassim, head of operations at Iraqi Ministry of Defense said the soldiers had been “barbarically” killed and that there were traces of torture on their bodies. He offered no further details.