U.S. Troops Find Iraqi Chained in Fallujah
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – U.S. forces found and freed an Iraqi who had been chained to a wall and beaten by his captors in a building in Fallujah, the military said Thursday. The man told Marines he was a taxi driver held for 10 days.
The man was bruised and starving when troops came across him Wednesday afternoon in the building in a northeastern district of the city, where U.S. and Iraqi forces have launched a huge assault against Sunni insurgents.
Marines spokesman Maj. Francis Piccoli said that U.S. troops had found the man chained to a wall and shackled by his wrists and ankles. The man had been beaten by his captors and was very malnourished, according to medical assessments.
A variety of weapons was discovered at the site as well, he said.
Now consider that it caused an international uproar when 7 of our GI’s put panties on prisoners’ heads. That story ran on the front page of the New York Times for over 30 days. Juxtapose that against the behavior of, and the lack of world condemnation of our enemies.
The “moral equivalent” crowd can kiss my…