Specialist Charles Graner: Finally, an order I can follow…
“War crimes will be prosecuted. War criminals will be punished.
And it will be no defense to say ‘I was just following orders.’
These were George W.’s words on the eve of the Iraqi invasion
but somehow I don’t think he was talking about Abu Ghraib
alumni like Charles Graner. While Graner claims he was “just
following orders”, noone will admit having given such orders,
so W.’s reasoning is sound, if considered upside down and in
reverse, as is usually the case. Not that such a defense would help
this undisciplined sap anyway. A commanding officer testified
that Graner was quite fond of ignoring orders that were not his
cup of tea. He disregarded commands to cut his hair, wear his
uniform correctly and cease trying to impregnate fellow S/M
afficionado, Lynndie England. But orders to torture?
No problem, dude (I mean sir).
A-HOLES IN THE NEWS 1/10/05
Posted on January 14, 2005
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