FAKE PHOTOS….The British defense minister said today that photos of Iraqi prisoner abuse published in the Daily Mirror a couple of weeks ago are fakes. Imagine my surprise. Mirror editor Piers Morgan, leaning on the thin reed that the evidence of fakery was not quite “incontrovertible,” explained further that

the pictures accurately illustrated the reality about the appalling conduct of some British troops.

Right. “Illustrated the reality.” Is that anything like a “reenactment”?

The only surprising thing about this whole affair is that it’s taken so long for the British government to go public, since both the pictures themselves and the circumstances of their publication screamed “FAKE!” from the very beginning. The BBC has a complete rundown of the evidence here.

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