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Tuesday, May 03, 2005

England pleads guilty to Abu Ghraib charges

Not that there was much doubt, but England pleads guilty to Abu Ghraib charges. Note that she does not say she was following orders from the White House, but rather succumbed to "peer pressure" to do something she knew was wrong.
At one point during the hearing, England told the judge, Col. James Pohl, that she succumbed to peer pressure.

"I had a choice, but I chose to do what my friends wanted me to do," the Army Reserve soldier said.

Asked why she thought the others were participating, she said, "They did it for their own amusement."

So much for evil conspiracy theories. This mess was caused by insufficiently supervised low-level almost adults.

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