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This from Reuters

New images of Iraqi prisoner abuse contain awful scenes of violence and sexual humiliation, members of Congress said after a viewing on Wednesday that one lawmaker likened to a descent into “the wings of hell.”

“There were some awful scenes. It felt like you were descending into one of the wings of hell and sadly it was our own creation,” said Sen. Richard Durbin, an Illinois Democrat. “And when you think of the sadism, the violence, the sexual humiliation, after a while you just turn away, you just can’t take it any more.”

That’s gotta be ‘rings of hell’. Right?

Like in Dante?

I suspect it’s the reporter’s goof. But who knows?

Late Dante Studies Update: I’m told by a reporter on the scene that Durbin did indeed say ‘rings’ of hell, as one might have expected. The Reuters correspondent seems to have misheard. Where are E.D. Hirsch and Allan Bloom when we need them!?!?!

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