Lott Defends Treatment of Iraqi PrisonersWow. What more could I possibly add to this?
By Helen Dewar, Washington Post, Thursday, June 3, 2004
Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) proved he has not lost his knack for inflammatory rhetoric when he defended "really rough" treatment of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. soldiers, including the use of dogs against a prisoner "unless the dog ate him."
"Hey, nothing wrong with holding a dog up there, unless the dog ate him, scared him with a dog," Lott said. When WAPT news anchorman Brad McMullan noted that a prisoner died at Abu Ghraib, apparently after a beating, Lott responded, "This is not Sunday school; this is interrogation; this is rough stuff."
Some of the prisoners "should not have been prisoners in the first place, probably should have been killed," he added.
Thursday, June 3, 2004
Ladies and gentlemen: Mr. Trent Lott!