Doing Exactly As They Have Been Trained

Abby Zimet

Disturbing videos of detainee abuse - subtle, mental and degrading, not Abu-Ghraib-brutal - have been released
by Ethan McCord, the veteran who wrote the "Open Letter of
Reconciliation & Responsibility to the Iraqi
People" after his Bravo Company's actions were captured in Wikileaks'
"Collateral Murder" video. Their behavior, he stresses, is the norm.


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"While your anger may
initially be placed with the soldiers in the videos, I think your anger
should be directed towards the system that trained them."


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