From the Google cache of Dear Kitty Modblog.
So, ‘old’ news; in this case, over a year old.
But unfortunately, still ‘new’ news as well.
US prisoner abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan
Date: 9/25/05 at 12:22PM
From the New York Times:
Three former members of the [US] Army’s 82nd Airborne Division say soldiers in their battalion in Iraq routinely beat and abused prisoners in 2003 and 2004 to help gather intelligence on the insurgency and to amuse themselves.
From Time magazine:
Pattern of Abuse
He said that the military ignored his charges.
Also from the Google cache.
Iraq: abuse by British soldiers
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Date: 10/17/05 at 12:51PM
From Chicken Yoghurt blog on the Iraq war:
Observer: Ministers at war over Iraq abuse claims
Details of an extraordinary row between two members of Tony Blair’s cabinet are revealed today in a series of confidential letters seen by The Observer.
In the correspondence the Attorney-General, Lord Goldsmith, repeatedly raises concerns with the then Defence Secretary, Geoff Hoon, over the ability of the army to investigate claims of abuse against British soldiers in Iraq.
See also here.