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ECH1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 10:59 AM
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Soldier grins and confesses to rape
Fort Campbell, Kentucky: One of four US soldiers accused of raping a 14-year-old Iraqi girl last spring showed little remorse and even smiled during a confession to charges he conspired to kill her and her family.

Even before the hearing on Wednesday to announce a plea agreement, James P. Barker, 23, slapped hands with other soldiers and grinned as he smoked a cigarette in the rain. A bailiff scolded him.

And when he described for the judge the assault in his own words, he gave vivid details of the rape with a deadpan delivery.

"That's pretty much all I have to say," Barker muttered with a shrug after describing raping the screaming girl. Barker agreed to plead guilty to the charges to avoid the death penalty, his civilian attorney David Sheldon said.

http://www.gulfnews.com/world/U.S.A/10083150.html
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zreosumgame Donating Member (862 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 11:02 AM
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1. Ah, a future repuke candidate!
"I hated Iraqis, your honour," Barker answered. "They can smile at you, then shoot you in your face without even thinking about it."

Funny, the one SMILING now is this psychopathic asshole.
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ECH1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 04:27 PM
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13. I am not that mean to say that
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magellan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 11:03 AM
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2. Although I oppose the death penalty in most cases
...there are people for whom it's appropriate, and Barker is one of them.
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ECH1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 11:14 AM
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7. It would have been better if he was put in an Iraqi jail
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grizmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 11:04 AM
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3. talk about your ugly American
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ECH1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 11:10 AM
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6. very ugly
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RethugAssKicker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 11:04 AM
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4. I hope he gets raped multiple times... over and over
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ECH1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 11:05 AM
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5. He killed her 5 year old sister just for the fun of it
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EdwardM Donating Member (535 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 11:24 AM
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8. What an evil evil mother fucker.
Its guys like this that make me understand why so many people support the death penalty. Who were these soldiers he slapped hands with? We need to find out who they are and relieve them from there duties. Anyone who supports rape has no business in the military.
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ECH1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 11:31 AM
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11. I agree totally
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Beelzebud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 11:24 AM
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9. Sometimes they ARE baby killers.
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Fierce Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 11:25 AM
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10. Rot in hell, you monster.
nt
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ECH1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 12:50 PM
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12. BTTT
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Porcupine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 07:44 PM
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14. Remember we created this monster.
However screwed up he was before we (the US) gave him a gun and told him that it was ok to kill anybody off base. It's ok to torture Iraqi's it's ok to make them disapear.

Then we sent him out to practice being abusive to strangers with the blessing of the pResident, the US congress, Hillary Clinton and everybody.

Now we're telling him it's wrong. Could that explaing his confusion?
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majorjohn Donating Member (310 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 08:07 PM
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15. Shocking
Raping a 14 year old girl, killing her whole family, and then burning the girl's body. Even if you hated Iraqis so much, how could you do that to a child? What a heartless son of a bitch.
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martymar64 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 08:16 PM
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16. Turn him ove rto the Iraqis
Let them punish him. Then Justice might be truly done in this case.
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