Report: 108 Died In U.S. Custody

At least 108 people have died in American custody in Iraq and Afghanistan, most of them violently, according to government data provided to The Associated Press. Roughly a quarter of those deaths have been investigated as possible abuse by U.S. personnel.

The figure, far higher than any previously disclosed, includes cases investigated by the Army, Navy, CIA and Justice Department. Some 65,000 prisoners have been taken during the U.S.-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, although most have been freed.

The Pentagon has never provided comprehensive information on how many prisoners taken during the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have died, and the 108 figure is based on information supplied by Army, Navy and other government officials. It includes deaths attributed to natural causes.

To human rights groups, the deaths form a clear pattern.

“Despite the military’s own reports of deaths and abuses of detainees in U.S. custody, it is astonishing that our government can still pretend that what is happening is the work of a few rogue soldiers,” said ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero. “No one at the highest levels of our government has yet been held accountable for the torture and abuse, and that is unacceptable.”

I’m sure they all deserved it. You think we can lower the threat level NOW?

Only 108 out of 65,000? Dang, I would have assumed worse than that considering how many of those prisoners were probably apprehended in a combat situation.

Saddens you, doesn’t it?

Quit trolling ;-)

Shucks now, ah nevah troll! Perish tha thought! :lol:

considering how many of those prisoners were probably apprehended in a combat situation.

Probably not as many as those arrested at 3am for having a name like some guy we want.

But that’s ok, in a few years time we’ll have the trains running on time.

So you really the majority of 65,000 prisoners were apprehended singly by kidnap squads at 3 am versus, say, netting them by the hundreds or thousands as Iraqi companies surrendered?