Thursday, February 28, 2008

...and more Photos from Abou Ghraib

Via WIRED, here

6 comments:

EDB said...

What is there to be "proud" of in this bestial country?

That GI posing with the corpse resembles that all-American wholesome gal from the WWII join-the-war-effort posters.

Not only do most Americans not give a damn about the fate of the Iraqis, detainees, torture, etc. but if gas was cheap as a result of the occupation, they wouldn't give a rat's ass.

EDB said...

Oh and if the populations that "sponsor" or "host terrorists" are to be held collectively responsible (a la Dershowitz), where does that leave Americans who whine only about the cost of the war to Americans, while their tax money goes to brutalizing the Iraqi people in this heinous manner?

Jamal said...

we should hook her up with the Lebanese soldier from Naher el bared and breed cute little necrophiliac mutts.

Blacksmith Jade said...

Horrendous...

...what were the sentences passed out to these soldiers anyway?

Anonymous said...

The officer who commanded Abu Ghraib is recieving a full coronel's pension and signed a $1 million USD book deal. I believe Republicans call that 'justice'.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, I don't think a sad story like this needs any of your additional "juicing".

From wikipedia:
The U.S. Department of Defense removed seventeen soldiers and officers from duty, and seven soldiers were charged with dereliction of duty, maltreatment, aggravated assault and battery.

Between May 2004 and September 2005, seven soldiers were convicted in courts martial, sentenced to federal prison time, and dishonorably discharged from service.

Two soldiers, Specialist Charles Graner, and his former fiancée, Specialist Lynndie England, were sentenced to ten years and three years in prison, respectively, in trials ending on January 14, 2005 and September 26, 2005.


As for the General in charge of the prison:

The commanding officer at the prison, Brigadier General Janis Karpinski, was demoted to the rank of Colonel on May 5, 2005. Col. Karpinski has denied knowledge of the abuses claiming that the interrogations were authorized by her superiors and performed by subcontractors, and that she was not even allowed entry into the interrogation rooms.

As far as I know, book contracts aren't illegal...sometimes they're unfortunate, but not illegal.

Finally, U.S. Senator (R) John Mccain is a leading anti-torture advocate.