Oh, and just in case anyone is wondering, Lynddie England, the lightening rod in the Iraqi "abuse" case, is a functional idiot.
I always suspected this when I was in the Army, but apparently you don't have to excell on the military entrance tests to become a military policeman.
Got married out of the blue at age 19 and ran around town telling everyone "Guess what I just did..." Not a promising sign. Divorced two years later-what a surprise.
He mother describes her as "headstrong" and cites as an example a time when a tornado came through and Lynndie danced around outside while everyone else took refuge in the cellar. That's not "headstrong", lady--that's stupid.
I came away from basic training with the knowledge that there are certain things that are unacceptable when dealing with prisoners. And I didn't receive the further advanced training that an MP receives. Now she says she did it because she was "told" to. The Army makes a HUGE point in basic training that some orders can be illegal and you MUST refuse to obey them. I know that's difficult in practice, but this stuff goes beyond that. It didn't occur in the heat of combat. It was cold, calculated humiliation of the detainees. And she participated.
She's now claiming that this was all part of a "psychological operation". My 11-year old would know better than to do things that will only inflame your adversary. Nobody ordered that stuff as part of a psychological operation. One more lie that's going to come back and smack her in the face, but she's not intelligent enough to realize it.
And while all of this was going on, she was busy getting pregnant. Another real smart move. Just great, Lynndie. Keep your defective genetic line going...