Following the revelations of torture in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq the US Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, has introduced a ban on camera phones in US military compounds in Iraq. The ban also covers digital cameras and camcorders.
Of course, we’ve known all along that Rumsfeld doesn’t give a monkey’s fart about the torture haven’t we? Not surprising really given that there is increasing evidence that he and his buddies authorised it. What he really cares about is that someone took pictures which then escaped into the wild.
It’s OK chaps. You can carry on as before. Just don’t take any pictures.
Posted 24 May 2004, 18:30 BST