March 25, 2008

Totten Gets Results

Based on the reporting of blogger Michael Totten, the U.S. government takes action in Iraq.

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. military says it is taking steps to alleviate conditions at the Fallujah city jail in Iraq after recent visitors found a filthy, overcrowded facility.

"They are being fed now," Lt. Col. Michael Callanan said of the prisoners, who until recently had to provide their own food or starve. Callanan, the point man for the U.S. military on rule-of-law issues in Anbar province, spoke to United Press International in a phone interview Monday.

Kelly's visit followed a report on conditions at the jail by independent journalist Michael Totten. Totten found a facility built to hold 120 prisoners housing 900 without even minimal provision for sanitation or hygiene.

The original Totten post which drew attention to the conditions in the jail can be found here. And here is one of Totten's more recent dispatches.

Posted by dan at March 25, 2008 10:46 PM