Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Abu Ghaib

Lynndie England’s trial for the abuses at Abu Ghraib prison concluded yesterday with the truly surprising decision of her being found guilty of all 6 counts. The evidence was pretty damning being that the photos clearly showed here involved in the activities in question.

If the outcome is not surprising, is this even news and what is being accomplished here? Well first off I was a little bit disturbed when her plea agreement was set aside, at the point that it had been negotiated she new she was wrong in what she had done, her life was going to be very difficult for an extended period, and she was pregnant. It seems to me the best for ALL involved would have been to get the situation with her resolved over with.

The other thing that has been bothering me is the appearances of people being made scapegoats. I do not understand how one can truly believe that a small group of ‘rouge’ military personnel were at fault for all of this and that a General was the highest authority that was at fault. The General was demoted to Colonel for the screwing up of the oversight. I am still not sure that they are the only one’s that are involved. I just don’t know who to blame or how high to blame. I figure it will all come out eventually.


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