I try to steer clear of issues like this, basically because I don't do much research, and don't like being called an idiot, but this headline:
Bush Sees New Abuse Photos With 'Disgust'
is stupid. Ooooh, Bush sees new abuse photos with disgust. Me too George, I'm SHOCKED!!! Could this possibly happen in an AMERICAN army? Aren't they the good guys?? Aren't they the pillars of justice, and bringers of freedom, and aren't they compassionate, kind and gentle to their Iraqi prisoners? Of course not!! Why would they be??? Anyone who is surprised that this goes on is living in a fantasy world. Snap out of it people!! Bush is not 'disgusted' by these photos. Disgusted that they made it to the press maybe. Disgusted that Ms. Lynndie England is dumb enough to pose for photographs maybe. Disgusted that he has to deal with it now.
I like this article, thanks to Tainted Glass for finding it.
TRAILER-PARK GIRL IN THE EYE OF THE STORM
Colleen Kesner, a local in her home town, said: "To the country boys here, if you're a different nationality, a different race, you're sub-human. That's the way that girls like Lynndie are raised.
"Tormenting Iraqis, to their mind, would be no different from shooting a turkey."
Who's Colleen Kesner? Who cares? But she knows what Joe "Country Bumpkin" American is like. Lynndie England, leaves the trailer park to venture out on an exciting journey to IRAQ!! That's further away than the county line (which was probably the furthest away from home she'd ever been). This is what happens when you take an ignorant, redneck trailer park dweller, and give them power over people who they feel superior too. What can be done about this?? Nothing. People will always find ways to harass and torment people who they don't see as equal, and I'd be pretty comfortable in saying that Ms. England doesn't see anything wrong with what she did. She's probably confused about why everyone is making such a big deal about it. These are the types of people who want to be prison guards in the army. I can't imagine it's the type of job that appeals to the educated, well adjusted compassionate people of the world. The saddest thing about this? She's 4 months pregnant, and that kid will think the exact same way that she does. Like father like son.....