Brit Claims Abuse Photos Fake
Reuters/MSNBC: Ã¢€˜InconsistenciesÃ¢€™ seen in U.K. abuse photos
A former commander of a British Army regiment said Monday that photos purporting to show some of the unitÃ¢€™s soldiers abusing an Iraqi prisoner had Ã¢€œtoo many inconsistenciesÃ¢€ to be genuine.
The Daily Mirror newspaper stood by the photos, which allegedly show a hooded Iraqi being pushed, threatened and urinated on by a soldier from the QueenÃ¢€™s Lancashire Regiment.
Col. David Black, who led the regiment in the 1980s, told British Broadcasting Corp. television that equipment and a truck pictured in the photos had not been used by the regiment in Iraq. He said he did not believe the photos had been taken in the Middle Eastern country.
Ã¢€œThe evidence we have seen so far looking at the photographs, there are too many inconsistencies,Ã¢€ he said.
Tony Blair continues to condemn the attack, however.