Doing Exactly As They Have Been Trained

by
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.

"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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