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Reports of a U.S. “death squad” in Afghanistan, complete with the publication of gory photographs, have failed to attract the intense political or media attention afforded a previous war scandal — the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib.
In 2004, CBS News broadcast an array of photographs showing American jail guards abusing Iraqi detainees. The most famous: a forced pyramid of naked, humiliated prisoners. The depictions touched off an avalanche of media coverage. In Congress, liberals called for the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. Democrats launched inquiries and held a string of well-covered hearings.
In recent months, another wartime embarrassment has emerged. The Army charged five soldiers with murder in the deaths of Afghan civilians in what amounted to a “death squad.” The German magazine Der Spiegel published several digital photos of soldiers posing with the dead last month.
That sounds lovely, but do you really think that will ever happen?
Anyway all that doesn't excuse what those soldiers have done. They should be prosecuted and go to jail for their crimes.
Gee I wonder why that is uh? Ah yes, because it would shatter the illusion in America that ALL SOLDIERS are heroes and people must support the troops no matter what.
Originally posted by Fitch303
So taking pictures next to people makes you part of a death squad? sounds like someone is overreacting