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Nick Berg's family questions administration's commitment to democracy - Journal of Omnifarious

May. 12th, 2004

11:12 pm - Nick Berg's family questions administration's commitment to democracy

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The family of Nick Berg (the recently beheaded civilian contractor) says the Bush administration contributed to his death, and question the administration's commitment to democracy. This article gives more detail. I lifted this from one of j3nny3lf's journal entries.

They blame the administration because Iraqi police detained him and held him for questioning by the FBI for several days, preventing him from leaving on March 30th as originally planned. He was released the day after the Berg family filed a suit against the government, contending that he was being illegally held by the US military.

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From:ladon13
Date:May 13th, 2004 07:59 am (UTC)
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It gets better...the govt is denying the claims, saying they never held him. The FBI is reporting talking to him 3 times while he was in captivity but the official statement by the bush administration is that it never happened.

I just hope da man's idea may be right and he was dead before they started and that's the reason for the 11 hour gap in the video. I'm only commenting on this because I'm angry that this is all happening. I'm angry innocents are being brutally killed. I'm angry that the POWs were mistreated by the US....lots of anger about this whole thing. I'm debating giving up reading the news again just to clear my mind.
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From:omnifarious
Date:May 13th, 2004 04:55 pm (UTC)
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Actually, someone pointed out in a friend's journal that he isn't completely innocent. He was (as she put it) a carpetbagger. But that still doesn't justify the killing. :-(

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