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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 03:52 PM
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Poll question: How will you celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Abu Ghraib revelations?
Happy Anniversary, Abu Ghraib!
Written by William Fisher
Sunday, 26 April 2009 12:02
http://www.pubrecord.org/torture/865-happy-anniversary-abu-ghraib.html


Mary Mapes
Veteran TV reporter, on the team that broke the Abu Ghraib scandal
Posted April 26, 2009 | 03:35 PM (EST)
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Looking Back at Abu Ghraib 5 Years Later
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-mapes/looking-back-at-abu-ghrai_b_191531.html
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 03:54 PM
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1. I've got a Republican on the grill right now.
Come on over and I'll toss another freeper on the barby.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 03:56 PM
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2. Well, normally I wouldn't. But since you say National Security is at stake ...
:toast:
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:11 PM
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3. Hiding my head in shame
I really do have a visceral sense of shame over what this country -- MY country -- has done.

And now it turns out that erstwhile culprits like Lynndie England and Charles Grainer were, in effect, hung out to dry after being issued orders to act out their sickest fantasies, like puppets with shit-eating grins. And the only officer who tried to put a foot down, Janice Karpinski, was likewise deep-sixed (though not sentenced to prison).

What the hell does that do to someone? We know how much the victims of that (our) regime suffered, but what does it do to the "good soldier Schweiks" of the world? There are thousands of them, and they are all coming home.

What the hell have we done?

--d!
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:12 PM
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4. "celebrate"?
What's to celebrate?!
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:56 PM
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5. Perhaps someday I will learn not to make wry or sardonic posts on these tubes
It is, of course, a sad and angry anniversary: but the question remains -- can good use be made of that sorrow and anger?
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