Inauguration 2009

Abu Ghraib: The Sequel

by Lee Stranahan

I'm watching the presser at the Department Of Justice announcing that five Blackwater Guards are being charged with fourteen counts of manslaughter over the massacre of September 16th, 2007 in Iraq. They are making sure to make it very clear it's an indictment of the five guards, not of Blackwater.

And we're again haunted by the ghosts of Abu Ghraib - kids gets hauled into court and blamed for being part of a situation that wasn't really entirely of their making. Old men and war profiteers say tsk-tsk and cash their paychecks. It's only partial justice, which is almost worse than no justice.