Two huge developments today:
The New York Times reports that the two-star general in charge of the investigation, forbidden by Army regulations from investigating the behavior of anyone above himself in rank, has asked to be replaced for that reason, and that a four-start is expected to be appointed. This follows his previous request for an extension of time to complete the investigation, which apparently resulted from the change of heart by a witness who had previously refused to cooperate.
And Brad DeLong relays an email correspondent’s account of a talk by Sy Hersh at the University of Chicago:
He said that after he broke Abu Ghraib people are coming out of the woodwork to tell him this stuff. He said he had seen all the Abu Ghraib pictures. He said, “You haven’t begun to see evil…” then trailed off. He said, “horrible things done to children of women prisoners, as the cameras run.”
Children? That tears it.
That’s going to be too strong even for the stomachs of the Bush-worshippers.