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genieroze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:45 PM
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Lawyer: Iraqi Abuse Was Like Act of 'Cheerleaders'
January 10th, 2005 8:04 pm
Lawyer: Iraqi Abuse Was Like Act of 'Cheerleaders'

by Adam Tanner / Reuters

FORT HOOD, Texas - A lawyer for Charles Graner, accused ringleader in the Iraq prisoner abuse scandal, on Monday compared piling naked prisoners into pyramids to cheerleader shows and said leashing inmates was also acceptable prisoner control.

"Don't cheerleaders all over America form pyramids six to eight times a year. Is that torture?" Guy Womack, Graner's attorney, said in opening arguments to the 10-member U.S. military jury at the reservist sergeant's court-martial.

Graner and Pvt. Lynndie England, with whom he fathered a child and who is also facing a court-martial, became the faces of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal after they appeared in photographs that showed degraded, naked prisoners.

The prosecution showed some of those pictures in their opening argument, including several of naked Iraqi men piled on each other and another of England holding a crawling naked Iraqi man on a leash.


http://www.commondreams.org/headlines05/0110-11.htm
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:48 PM
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1. Wasn't Chimpy a cheerleader in his youth ?
That would explain a lot.
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genieroze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:50 PM
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2. Maybe * would be willing to demonstrate naked how he cheered. n/t
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:59 PM
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3. Sure was a LOT of US outrage when the MSM said Jessia Lynch was raped
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 12:03 AM by LynnTheDem
Americans were furious. KILL EM ALL!!! HEATHENS!!!

What would America's response have been if the Iraqis had taken nude photos of Jessica Lynch?

PULLEEESE we know EXACTLY what the response would have been; NUKE EM!!!

Yet it's ok for US soldiers to rape Iraqis. No biggie. *shrug* Forcing people into naked pyramids? Just "cheerleading". Letting guard dogs rip into their flesh? So what.

Just as long as NO ONE DARES do any such things to AMERICANS!

...and they wonder why the world hates us...
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genieroze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:03 AM
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4. I understand his lawyer defending him but his excuse is mental. n/t
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:07 AM
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5. Yep but I'm thinking more along the lines of Hannity, Hume, pigboy & all
rightwingnuts in general. They ALL spew this bullshit excuse...it was just a bit of "fun & games" *whine*.

Well hey, let's see the world have some FUN AND GAMES with AMERICANS.

Let's see what the reactions from AMERICANS would be.

But we already know what the reactions would be.
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Megawatt Donating Member (118 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:30 AM
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6. I can't believe an argument that stupid
was made in open court.
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WildClarySage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:41 AM
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7. Ya know, when I was a cheerleader
we kept our clothes on. During cheers, anyway. O8) I really don't remember any sodomy or leashes back then, either.
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President Jesus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:39 AM
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8. records show this lawyer is a Bush donor
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 03:40 AM by President Jesus
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pinniped Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:28 AM
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9. Sure, everyone in my neighborhood plays games where we each...
sick our dogs on each other.

Whoever suffers the least bites is the winner.

This lawyer is a joke. Were the prisoners consenting to the "naked pyramid?"

Uh, I think the school cheerleaders are doing it on their own free will. But the idiotic lawyer is right, it sounds the same to me. :eyes:
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NewHampshireDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:51 AM
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10. Can we say "Conservative Idiot of the Week"?
I smell a winner!
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:53 AM
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11. Duplicate
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