BRIAN TODD, CNN: “Wolf, they were found in an al Qaeda safe house during recent raids in and around Baghdad. U.S. Military officials say these images that they just declassified show the true nature of what the Iraqi people are facing and they reinforce in the minds of American military commanders why U.S. Forces are there.
“Torture at the hands of al Qaeda. Victims suspended upside down and whipped, drilled through the hands, suspended from a ceiling and electrocuted. U.S. military officials say these cartoons are part of an al Qaeda training manual complete with how to use a blowtorch on a victim's body.
“These drawings given to CNN by the U.S. military in Iraq were found on a computer captured during recent raids of al Qaeda safe houses.”
GEN. WILLIAM CALDWELL, MNF-I: “They made it in a cartoon manner so that no matter what your literacy rate or what nationality you are, all you've got to do is look at this picture to understand how to conduct tortures of innocent people.”
TODD: “Methods like taking a hot iron to the skin, and others too grotesque to show.”
CALDWELL: “This is the nature of the enemy that the Iraqi people are facing in Iraq.”