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A follow up on a story I posted a few days ago:

The US army has dropped an inquiry into whether soldiers posted photographs of dead Iraqis on a website in exchange for access to pornography.
A preliminary investigation had failed to determine if US soldiers had posted the gruesome pictures and whether these showed actual war dead, officials said.

Colonel Joseph Curtin said the investigation could be reopened if new evidence was presented.

A US Muslim civil rights group condemned the inquiry as insufficient.

Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic relations said the brief investigation “could only serve to further damage America’s image and interests throughout the Islamic world”.

But Col Curtin said the military was not sweeping the issue under the carpet.

“If the army thinks it’s in its interest to investigate something, we will.”


…and on a tangential note: Judge Orders Release of Abu Ghraib Photos.