White House Turns Tables on Former American POWs
The case abounds with ironies. It pits the U.S. government squarely against its own war heroes and the Geneva Convention.
Many of the pilots were tortured in the same Iraqi prison, Abu Ghraib,where American soldiers abused Iraqis 15 months ago. Those Iraqivictims, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has said, deservecompensation from the United States.