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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:05 PM
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Abu Ghraib torturer Graner wants to keep a smile on his face

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4155375.stm



Abu Ghraib troops 'did not abuse'


Notorious photographs of human pyramids and tethered Iraqi prisoners do not prove that US troops abused detainees in Iraq, a military court has heard.

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Defence attorney Guy Womack insisted a tether is a "valid tool", and denied that the photos depicted real abuse.

He compared pictures of naked Iraqi prisoners in a human pyramid to cheerleaders at US sports events, who form pyramids "all over America".

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Another photo featured Pte Lynndie England, who has since had a child with Graner, leading a prisoner on a leash.

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"He was doing his job. Following orders and being praised for it," Mr Womack told the court.

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"Whatever happens is going to happen, but I still feel it's going to be on the positive side and I'm going to have a smile on my face," Spc Graner said last week.
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I'm sure there are some Iraqis that would wipe that smile from his face.
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:08 PM
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1. Sure, and all that didn't have a bearing on the IED attacks
Smile away, fucker...

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President Jesus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:18 PM
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2. Lawyer Guy Womack is a Bush-donating puke
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Union Thug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:26 PM
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3. Now, imagine 17 year old cheerleaders...
that were forced at gun point or under threat of abuse to disrobe, masturbate,and pile on top of eachother for the cameras. Then, afterwards, they are either raped, punched, threatened with dogs, etc.

The perpetrators would be going to jail for a long bloody time.

The attorney representing this guy really epitomizes the oxymoronic side of military intelligence. unbelievable.
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:52 PM
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4. will the judges/court be as moronic, I wonder
nt
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