Sunday, 18 October 2009

Diversion ahead

This is ridiculous. There are very many well-documented cases of real brutality at Abu Graib and other detention centres, and yet, to show that the authorities take these things seriously, they are content to throw one particular, low-ranking soldier to the wolves. Oh, bravo!

Let this be a warning to all soldiers: the government doesn't give a fuck about you. They are happy to pose for a few publicity shots with the troops, and knit their brow in fake concern when your welfare is under discussion, but in their hearts they don't care, and if they need to burn one of you to make them look above board, they'll do so and not lose a wink of sleep.

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