Thursday, May 13, 2004


The Boston Globe publishes photos it reports as US soldiers raping Iraqi prisoners...except the photos were not our soldiers, not from Iraq and were taken from a porn website.
The Boston Globe was reeling yesterday after graphic photos of alleged sexual abuse of Iraqi women by U.S. soldiers turned out to be staged shots from a hardcore porn Web site.

``This photo should not have appeared in the Globe,'' editor Martin Baron said in a statement. ``First, images portrayed in the photo were overly graphic. Second, as the story clearly pointed out, those images were never authenticated as photos of prisoner abuse. There was a lapse in judgment and procedures, and we apologize for it.''

The ``lapse'' came after City Councilor Chuck Turner and perennial pot-stirrer Sadiki Kambon called a press conference in the wake of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal to display more purported abuse photos. Turner claimed they came from ``a very legitimate person'' but admitted they hadn't been authenticated. Kambon said he got them from a representative of the Nation of Islam. Neither Turner nor Kambon returned calls.

But yesterday, reported the pictures - which show hard-core sex acts and genitalia - came from a pornographic site.
This is the same week that Senator Ted Kennedy slandered our soldiers by saying
"Shamefully, we now learn that Saddam's torture chambers reopened under new management — U.S. management
And this is the week Senator Kerry uses the prison issue as a political means of raising money.

Once upon a time things too out of line were "Banned in Boston". Seems of late the only thing banned in Massachusettes is any sense of shame.

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