Saturday, July 10, 2004


Some girls cannot catch a break. A few years from now, when Lynndie and Chuck's poor li'l flatheaded love child is old enough to ask "Mommy, where did I come from?" -- Mom won't have to come up with an answer. She can just point to page one of the Washington Post:
One of seven military police soldiers implicated in the abuse of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq was issued additional charges yesterday, as Army officials accused Pfc. Lynndie R. England of indecent acts with another soldier and indecent exposure, four days before she is supposed to appear at a preliminary court hearing in North Carolina . . . .

In dozens of images obtained by The Washington Post, England is captured in various stages of nudity and in explicit sexual poses with a male soldier. Spec. Charles A. Graner Jr., another soldier with the 372nd MP Company, can be seen in some of the photographs . . . .

"These are very personal photographs and they have absolutely nothing to do with Abu Ghraib," said Richard A. Hernandez, one of England's attorneys. "It's very indicative of her following orders. She's clearly a follower and not a leader."

Hernandez said England told him that the pictures were of her and Graner. He also said England, who is nearly 15 years younger than Graner and of lower rank, was just doing what she was told.
"Soldier! Drop and give me head!"

All joking aside, the key question is: was it just a few bad apples? Or did Rumsfeld, Cambone, Sanchez, Miller, Karpinski et al create an atmosphere that actively encouraged fucking and sucking?

UPDATE: Stories like this always mean a big upturn in freak traffic, so here's a little something for our new visitors with -- shall we say -- specialized tastes:
In addition to the images appearing to depict personal sexual activity, there are scores of photographs that show military police soldiers throughout Iraq participating in a variety of acts, such as slaughtering a cow and setting up prankish scenes with the skull of a dead cat as the centerpiece.

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