Sunday, November 29, 2009

CAIR Urges Obama to Investigate Afghan Abuse: Afghan Teenagers Allege Abuse at Bagram

The Council on America Islamic Relations (CAIR) has sent an open letter to Barack Obama urging him to address U.S. abuses against two Afghans in his Tuesday night prime time speech delivered from West Point.

Bagram Air Base

The Washington Post says that two teenagers alleged the abuse happened at Bagram Air Base, and while their reports have remained consistent, they cannot be "independently substantiated." The tentative suggestion is that abuse has now happened on Obama's watch.

Colonel John Garrity, a commander at Bagram at the time said "I want to be clear that there is no harsh treatment at all."

I won't repeat what is in the report, but listening to these boys tell their stories, if they are indeed boys, saying that "no one can endure this," should just talk to their sisters and mothers about the definition of ill treatment - and what it takes for a woman to live out life in that harsh Muslim country.

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