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Sat 15 May 2004

British torture photos were fake

Category : world

When the Al Ghraib photos showing American abuse of Iraqi prisoners broke in the US, the Daily Mirror followed suit and released photos they had purportedly been 'sitting on'.

To their credit, the British army's response swift and decisive. Unlike the American government who seemed to twiddle thumbs while rage against the photos built up. But the British Defense minister has been shifty.

Well now, they have been vindicated, as the photos were staged. The editor of the Daily Mirror has resigned. But its not completely over - there is still another case being investigated.

On a vaguely related note, Wired news reports that "Polygraphs don't give the true story".

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