Friday, January 14, 2005

a bastard to hell

A couple of days ago I wrote a post about the trial of Charles Graner, the first soldier to be tried for his role in the Abu Ghraib torture scandal.

Well, folks, The New York Times is reporting that he has been found guilty and now faces up to 15 years in prison himself. Apparently the jury was able to determine his guilt after only five hours of deliberations.

This guy Graner is a real charmer, as evidenced by his emails home from Iraq (again, from The New York Times):

"'The guys give me hell for not getting any pictures while I was fighting this guy,' said one message, titled 'just another dull night at work,' with a photograph attached of a bound and naked detainee howling with pain, his legs bleeding. To an e-mail message from home about a Take Your Children to Work Day event, he replied, 'how about send a bastard to hell day?' attaching a photograph of a detainee's head bloodied beyond recognition."

Have fun in prison, Chuck.

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