blogenlust
1.11.2005

Psych!


Salvadoran-style death squads in Iraq? Pshaw!
PENTAGON "Somebody has been reading too many spy novels." That reaction came today from Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to reports, published on Newsweek's Web site, that suggest military planners are mulling a so-called "Salvador option" for use against Iraqi insurgents. [...] Rumsfeld says "the Pentagon doesn't do things like that." He also says the type of training that Iraqi soldiers are receiving "doesn't involve the kinds of things that are characterized in that story."
If Rumsfeld says it, it must be true.