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08/05/2007 11:15 PM ID: 64030 Permalink   

Abu Ghraib Whistleblower Labeled Traitor

 

Joe Darby, the whistleblower of the infamous Abu Ghraib PoW abuses, whom was promised anonymity after he came forward upon presenting evidence of the POW abuse.

He has since had the whistle blown on him by none other than Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld, whom thanked him on TV for turning over the pictures of detainee abuse. Most of the soldiers shook his hand, but this was only the beginning.

Fearing not only for his safety, but for his family's safety as well, as he was labelled a traitor in his own hometown and feared repercussion of such. After he was named, his wife fled home to her sister, whose home was in turn vandalized.

 
  Source: news.bbc.co.uk  
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  10 Comments
  
  not the act of 'bad apples'  
 
I feel, by allowing this to continue, we've been somehow being tainted just by being there.
 
  by: redstain   08/05/2007 11:28 PM     
  A traitor for revealing abuses?  
 
if these people were occupied by another country and abuse, wouldn't they be happy if someone uncovers the abuse? Nah, they only know to follow the hype and at the moment it's "with us the whole way" or "with them".
 
  by: DarkAngelJG     08/05/2007 11:29 PM     
  The world  
 
needs more traitors like him.
 
  by: ixuzus     08/06/2007 12:07 AM     
  @ ixuzus  
 
*points at ixuzus* TRAITOR!
 
  by: DarkAngelJG     08/06/2007 12:30 AM     
  Well...  
 
Unfortunately for this guy, Rummy most-likely had no intentions of actually thanking him. He was outed as punishment.

Of course, I don't know that for sure, but it seems likely.
 
  by: erasedgod   08/06/2007 01:29 AM     
  @erasedgod  
 
Darby doesn't think so either; from the source:

"And then he was sitting in a crowded Iraqi canteen with hundreds of soldiers and Donald Rumsfeld came on the television to thank Joe Darby by name for handing in the photographs.

"I don't think it was an accident because those things are pretty much scripted," Mr Darby says.

"But I did receive a letter from him which said he had no malicious intent, he was only doing it to praise me and he had no idea about my anonymity.

"I really find it hard to believe that the secretary of defence of the United States has no idea about the star witness for a criminal case being anonymous.""
 
  by: havoc666     08/06/2007 01:34 AM     
  lynch rummy  
 
I think rummy should now be tried for something.
Like inciting a riot, or maybe promoting a hate crime. I don't know, but surely he should not be allowed to get away with this.
 
  by: davesnews   08/06/2007 02:07 AM     
  @davesnews  
 
Karl Rove got away with revealing the identity of an undercover agent, he hasn't been tried, yet... so don't expect rummy to get tried either... you'll only be disappointed.
 
  by: havoc666     08/06/2007 02:17 AM     
  Of Course..  
 
Rumsfeld did it on purpose. Thanking him is just the cover story to try and make it not seem malicious/intentional.
 
  by: StarShadow     08/06/2007 02:52 AM     
  No surprise  
 
My guess it was done as an act to show other would be informers what the consequences are.
 
  by: TruHawg   08/06/2007 06:37 PM     
 
 
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