14 February 2006

Winning hearts and minds - the British way: Update

BerlinBear avatar There's been a development in the British Army abuse scandal I posted about yesterday. One serving soldier, from the 1st Battalion of the Light Infantry, has been arrested, and investigations are continuing. I trust there will be more arrests to follow, because there were patently more soldiers involved in that incident than just one.

Meanwhile, in a development which can surprise noone, the video in question has "caused outrage in Arab newspapers", as the BBC reports. Gee, who'd a thunk it?

Also from the "surprise, suprise" file: a leaked UN report alleges that prisoners have in some cases been tortured at the US detention camp in Guantanamo Bay and asserts that their treatment violates international law. Investigators are apparently going to recommend that the Camp be shut down. Whether or not the US administration will pay any heed to this UN report remains to be seen. I won't be holding my breath.