Here’s a story to watch:

U.K. Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon said there are signs that photographs the Daily Mirror published purporting to show British soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners may be fake.

“There are strong indications that the vehicle in which the photographs were taken was not in Iraq during the relevant period,” Hoon told members of Parliament in London. The photos showed troops urinating on an Iraqi in the back of a truck.

The comment casts doubt on accusations that British troops tortured Iraqis. Polls show those charges have hurt the approval rating of Prime Minister Tony Blair, who said accusations of abuse by U.K. troops are still being investigated.


More details as I find them.

UPDATE: The Mirror stands by its story and photos.


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