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The Mudville Gazette first covered the Iraq prison abuse stories in November 2003, when the Camp Bucca story was the only identified case. Unknown to most of the world were the events occuring at that time in Abu Ghraib.
This is the earliest story on the previous prison abuse case in Iraq. If you haven't heard of it yet you likely will soon, as it's starting to "break" in the media again. Back in November and January it was scarcely mentioned outside of hometown papers of the accused. Now it too will likely be spun, but when looked at in the timeline below it is not the damning detail those spinners will make it. As noted, Mudville first covered it last November, the only blog to do so. Over the months the many google hits received as a result have generated some amazing comments on that post.
When the Abu Ghraib story first 'broke' Mudville had this report, pointing out a bit of subterfuge on the part of 60 minutes. Note that most of the negative impact of the Abu Ghraib story is due to confusion as to sequence of events. You might find this timeline useful as it alleviates some of what I think is media engineered confusion on the issue of who did what and when they did it. It also links to other entries and sources. Media engineered confusion, aided by a 'source'? Read this entry too and see what you think.
Finally, it's likely that Andy Rooney had already seen the photos when he wrote this bizarre OpEd piece.
Readers are encouraged to draw their own conclusions.