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Isn’T This Newsworthy?

Another words or so about the Abu Ghraib torture tape Nick wrote about yesterday: A source who was involved in the process tells me it was actually made from a longer composite tape which lasts about an hour and a half. The source tells me: “The 3 and a half minute tape [the one NRO has] begins with a clip of a man with two hands standing and then continues through his operation and a shot of him in recovery with his stump bandaged. At the press conference in the Senate and at the AEI event [Deborah Orin wrote about this week], the person in question whose hand was amputated actually was a LIVE PARTICIPANT who sat and watched the clip of his own atrocity. Apparently the journalists in the room did not find this compelling.” That’s two public events this month now—how is it not a story? I just don’t get it.

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