Sunday, March 25, 2007

More soldier rape in Iraq

Another story out there on the increase in rape amongst soldiers in Iraq.

“It was out of control,” Karpinski told a group of students at Thomas Jefferson School of Law last October, according to the Truthout report. Although there was a toll-free number women could use to report sexual assaults, no one had a phone, and no one answered the U.S. number when it was called. Any woman who successfully connected to it would get a recording.

Even after more than 83 incidents were reported during a six-month period in Iraq and Kuwait, the 24-hour rape hot line was still answered by a machine that told callers to leave a message, Karpinski told Cohn.

Recall a few days ago that there was a 24% increase in sexual assaults across the military in 2006.

Where was General Pace on this issue? Why did he not get on his high horse and call this sharp increase immoral?

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