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Friday, January 27, 2006 

US Army Kidnapping Wives As Tactic

From Yahoo:

The U.S. Army in Iraq has at least twice seized and jailed the wives of suspected insurgents in hopes of "leveraging" their husbands into surrender, U.S. military documents show.

In one case, a secretive task force locked up the young mother of a nursing baby, a U.S. intelligence officer reported. In the case of a second detainee, one American colonel suggested to another that they catch her husband by tacking a note to the family's door telling him "to come get his wife."

We also kidnap thier children, whom sometimes end up getting raped and tortured in front of cameras for leverage against thier suspected insurgents parents. I am sure this helps us win over the next generation of Iraqis and persuades average Iraqi citizens to work for our brand of democracy. Yeah. Well, at least it help us prevent future terrorist activity. No? Well then it has helped us hunt down the mastermind of 9/11? Hmm...

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