May 11, 2004

Hell, we were ignoring the military reports for months before the media started hogging all the credit

"The military, not the media, discovered these abuses. The military reported the abuses, not the media." —Donald Rumsfeld, May 11.

"Bush said he learned the graphic details of the abuse case only when they were broadcast last Wednesday on the CBS News program 60 Minutes II.... As recently as Monday, Pentagon officials said that Rumsfeld had not read a report written by Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba that detailed the abuse." —The New York Times, May 6

Still, he's technically right that the military discovered this before the media discovered that the military had discovered it and let the rest of us in on the secret.

On the other hand, the military technically didn't discover anything until after The Red Cross, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and others had spent a year waving it in front of their faces.

Posted by Daniel Radosh

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