Outside of the president, probably no one is angrier about this Abu Ghraib mess than the U.S. serviceman. A loyal Corner reader and American patriot serving over in Iraq e-mails, “I’m actually ashamed that those individuals wore the
same uniform as I do.” He continues:
Things are hot here in a number of ways. It’s over 100 degrees now every
day and I suppose that will continue through the summer. The prison scandal
has a lot of us angry – because of the disgusting behavior and because of
the finger pointing and lack of accountability. If one more of these
clowns claims that they didn’t have proper training or were ordered to
participate in this I think I’ll be sick. Training doesn’t give you common
sense or respect for human dignity. If they were ordered to do it and felt
it was wrong, where was their report of the conduct up the chain of command?
This was a systemic problem that the general running the show admits she
wasn’t aware of – so many things went wrong here that it is staggering.