Hillary Clinton Calls for Investigation Into Gang-Rape Allegations

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., is calling for a formal government investigation into allegations that a young female American contractor was gang-raped in Iraq and then held incommunicado in a large shipping container by her American employer, KBR, then a subsidiary of Halliburton.

“These claims must be taken seriously and the U.S. government must act immediately to investigate Ms. Jones’ claims,” Sen. Clinton wrote in a letter…to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Attorney General Michael Mukasey.

She added, “Rape, particularly when it doesn’t involve my husband, is a heinous and inexcusable act.”