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At 07:25 PM 5/24/04 -0700, Feli di Giorgio wrote: >What struck me as I was watched the hearing was that Rumsfeld seemed to think >that the leak of the photos was more outrageous than the actual acts that were >committed. His whole line of defense was that if the photos hadn't leaked, >this wouldn't be a problem. What was even more amazing is that none of the >geniuses questioning him picked up on this. Feli Thank you, as you bring us back to that wonderul Republican Party bumper sticker from the Watergate era: NOBODY DIED AT WATERGATE. This was a reminder that Senator Teddy Kennedy had allowed Mary Joe Kopekne to die in order to preserve his political future. In the same sense, all politicians wish that distressing photographs would not be released before they had prepared their answers, and that is what happened here. In the end, though, the US military was alerted, took action, and has begun relief and prosecution. What these guards did was clearly and cleanly improper and the authorities had begun to investiate and to bring charges when the story broke. I really haven't a clue as to what would have caused such a clueless soul as Susan Sontag (and such a positive name for such a negative person!) to draw the nonclusions she does. Marc email@example.com FAX: +540/343-7315 Cha robh b?s fir gun ghr?s fir!