International Committee of the Red Cross Report

Christening a new section of my www server, where I will keep information that I deem to be important to make public, I have put up a copy of the Report of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on the treatment by the Coalition forces of prisoners of war and other protected persons by the Geneva Conventions in Iraq during arrest, internment and interrogation. The thing has a long title, but I wanted to put it all in there so that there was no bullshitting around. Suffice it to say, this isn't pretty. I'm sure that most of you out there know that the Geneva Conventions say no torturing but that's pretty much what we're systematically doing to people we deem valuable in Iraq. If we're going to set ourselves up as the police of the world shouldn't we at least obey the world laws? Isn't this the kind of thing that we went into Iraq to stop?

UPDATE 2005-09-23: I have removed the report from my information folder because I realized that I don't actually care about the report. I care about the incidents described, but not the report itself.