BBC NEWS | Americas | Iraq jail abuse 'leader' guilty
Unless you were the family of Mr Graner, you'd probably think of this as good news. His actions go beyond giving the US Armed Forces a bad name - they shame the United States to a degree so far below reprehensible that it will take years to fully understand the effects. The pride of our country has been portrayed as damaged goods, and we sit at home wringing our hands and wondering 'what went wrong?'
But we know what went wrong; we're not about to face the facts.
We're Americans, goddamnit!
We do what we want when we want where we want because we have the checkbook to back it up. All the better if your country is poor - there's always some powermad T-shirt salesman out there with his (or her) own plans of world domination and the forsight to sell out their own countrymen. As you well know, with God, all things are possible.