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August 08, 2005

For the Bushies, Loyalty Runs One Way Only...

Soldiers on trial for torturing and killing prisoners wonder why:

Suburban Guerrilla: The rotten apples are still at the top of the tree:

In the first interview granted by any of the accused soldiers, a former guard charged with maiming and assault said that he and other reservist military policemen were specifically instructed at Bagram how to deliver the type of blows that killed the two detainees, and that the strikes were commonly used when prisoners resisted being hooded or shackled.

"I just don't understand how, if we were given training to do this, you can say that we were wrong and should have known better," said the soldier, Pvt. Willie V. Brand, 26, of Cincinnati, a father of four who volunteered for tours in Afghanistan and Kosovo.

Posted by DeLong at August 8, 2005 10:37 PM