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<Army officers later apologised to the family for mistakenly handcuffing them.> Incredible article and interesting use of language... What does "mistakenly handcuffing" mean? I understand that it is possible to mistake one person for another, and handcuff him. But how could a whole family, women and children, be "mistakenly" handcuffed?? Did the US army of heroes perhaps think these were "an Iraqi man who had recently tried to kill Iraqi informants working with the Army"?? Or did the US army "mistekenly" enter the neighbor's house and "mistakenly" arrest all women and children thinking they were a man from next door?? Is it the habit in the US to arrest neighbors of suspects?? And shouldn't the man the army is looking for be referred to as "an Iraqi man in an adjacent house who 'is suspected of having' recently tried to kill Iraqi informants working with the Army"?? I think the US system of justice requires that a person is innocent until proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt.. Where did that principle go? This is one story that came out. How many similar or worse cases are there that we haven't heard of? Perhaps one of the apologists for the US occupation of Iraq on this list can enlighten us with an explanation... __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? SBC Yahoo! DSL - Now only $29.95 per month! http://sbc.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk