Sunday, January 29, 2006

Authorities holding innocent family members hostage?

It is just plain wrong, and makes authorities look as bad as criminals that they pursue.

U.S. Army seized suspects' wives
At least 2 women were detained, documents showBy Charles J. Hanley The Associated Press Posted January 28 2006

The U.S. Army in Iraq has at least twice seized and jailed the wives of suspected insurgents in hopes of "leveraging" their husbands into surrender, U.S. military documents show.

In one case, a secretive task force locked up the young mother of a nursing baby, a U.S. intelligence officer reported. In the case of a second detainee, one American colonel suggested to another that they catch her husband by tacking a note to the family's door telling him "to come get his wife."

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