With the increasing release of information regarding the who, what, when, where, of torture approvals comes the need to relook at the court-martial convictions of the low level military personnel who executed the policy. A policy that at the time of the trials was denied, hushed up, or ignored. We don’t have to excuse them, but the junior military personnel once again came up on the sort end of the stick.
So, Daniel Nasaw, Report vindicates soldiers prosecuted over Abu Ghraib abuses, lawyers say. The Guardian, 22 April 2009.
Often times the “foreign papers are more accurate, timely, and detailed.” They have yet to be coerced or lured into blatting [n.1] the government agenda.
n.1. Defined as “to utter without thinking.”