BBC NEWS | Americas | Iraq prison abuse 'leader' jailed
There is a false sense of security here. On the one hand, a bully finally gets what's coming to him. If there were any real justice in the world, he would be spending his time in an Iraqi jail. The actions of him and those who engaged in this behavior have set the image of the United States back 60 years and endanged the lives of Americans in foriegn countries for years to come. His actions have traumatized his victims, especially those who were not part of any terrorist groups and had the misforture of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
But this is not the true delimna here.
The military is playing it really smart here. With each conviction of a lower ranking officer, they protect the 'higher-ups' from any real action. Can you imagine if this shit storm was really tracable back to Donald Rumsfeld? Or even GW? Of course, these are smart people surrounded by smart people who know how to cover their asses. The true shame of it is that all of it - the bombings, the killings, the suffering - was all for nothing. And they didn't even look for the people responsible (very likely Americans) for the Anthrax scare.
Mission Accomplished, GW!