What a tangled web we weave America, what a tangled web. This abuse scandal is unnecessary and was to be expected. The reality it seems is one of dire consequences and ineptitude within the military echelons in the US. Donald Rumsfeld as shown knew about the abuse and did nothing. I think Kerry is on the ball when he says that Rumsfeld should resign. The already soiled reputation of the US and her military are on the line. If Bush is serious about his "apologies" he knows what to do, some big heads have to start rolling. The US military's actions in Iraq have given groups like Al Q huge amounts of popular support; sadly for the US the reality is simple. The US invading Iraq illegally, torturing, killing, and sexually abusing prisoners, virtually destroying a city in Fallujah, and American arrogance prove to the Islamic world that Al Q has a point. The US is in a dangerous predicament, the experiment in Iraq seems doomed to failure, democracy or not. What do we expect when you fight a war fought based on lies, and ideology not a reality. So where are the flowers now Donald?