Monday, August 29, 2005

Did We Torture You? No? OK, You Can Go

Now, we've heard the griping of the detainees, and the stories about prisoners being held for long periods of time without being charged and we'd just like to say to those gloomy Gus's that if you wanted people released from prison, all you had to do was ask.

The US military has released 1000 detainees from Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison. The prisoners who were released were carefully vetted by a combined board of Iraqi and coalition officials. "We're not sure why the Iraqis wanted them looked at by Vets, said US military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Steven Boylan. "But we figured what the heck, There has been some kennel cough going around."

"All have admitted their crimes, apologized to their mothers, and poor Mrs. Mohammed whose cat they teased, renounced violence, R rated movies, and pledged to be good citizens of a democratic Iraq if there ever is one," said Boylan. "And just to be on the safe side we made them put their hands in front of them and stand with their legs apart so there'd be no crossing of fingers or anything like that."

The decision to release the prisoners may be linked to a request made by the Sunnis who were having the draft constitution shoved down their throats. They asked that authorities release some Sunni prisoners so that they could participate in the civil war scheduled to take place later this year.

"I know the big one is coming, but I can't say if it is related to the growing unrest," said Boylan. "Could just be they wanted the guys to play in the soccer tournament they have coming up."

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