Another Riverbend post

Here are parts but I suggest reading it all

As expected, Al Maliki is claiming the rape allegations are all lies.
Apparently, his people simply asked the officers if they raped Sabrine
Al Janabi and they said no. I’m so glad that’s been cleared up
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I hate the media and I hate the Iraqi government for turning this
atrocity into another Sunni-Shia debacle- like it matters whether
Sabrine is Sunni or Shia or Arab or Kurd (the Al Janabi tribe is
composed of both Sunnis and Shia). Maliki did not only turn the woman
into a liar, he is rewarding the officers she accused. It’s outrageous
and maddening.
SNIP
It was less than 14 hours between Sabrine’s claims
and Maliki’s rewarding the people she accused. In 14 hours, Maliki not
only established their innocence, but turned them into his own personal
heroes. I wonder if Maliki would entrust the safety his own wife and
daughter to these men.

This is meant to discourage other
prisoners, especially women, from coming forward and making claims
against Iraqi and American forces. Maliki is the stupidest man alive
(well, after Bush of course…) if he believes his arrogance and callous
handling of the situation will work to dismiss it from the minds of
Iraqis. By doing what he is doing, he’s making it more clear than ever
that under his rule, under his government, vigilante justice is the
only way to go. Why leave it to the security forces and police? Simply
hire a militia or gang to get revenge. If he doesn’t get some justice
for her, her tribe will be forced to… And the Janabat (the Al
Janabis) are a force to be reckoned with. Maliki could at least pretend the rape of a young Iraqi woman is still an outrage in todays Iraq…

3 thoughts on “Another Riverbend post

  1. Nora says:

    Maliki is obviously following Bush’s example, even to the point of rewarding people for egregious harm caused to others (Paul Bremer’s Medal of Freedom, anyone?).
    A fourteen hour investigation and he has determined that there’s nothing to her claim and that the people she accused were innocent and deserving of reward? Is he out of his mind? Even Rudy Guiliani wouldn’t have done the coverup that quickly.
    My heart breaks for this woman, who has now been raped yet again, by her supposed government.

  2. WitchWay11 says:

    WTF???
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070221/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_rape
    al-Maliki’s firing people in his “unity government” who think he acted like a douche bag on this.
    W. T. F???

  3. The smear against the claimant is in full-force – NPR has it in the on-the-hour headline summary and is torpedoing her by asserting that American doctors saw and evaluated her condition and concluded that she hadn’t been assaulted. Confirmation is that the woman in the TV interview is wearing an American military hospital ID bracelet. They then state that the report was secret but was first leaked to Iraqi officials and then the officials took it straight to the press.
    There’s a whole lot of WTF going on today.

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