Wednesday, February 23, 2005

British Troops Guilty of Iraq Abuse

They'll be sentenced on Friday.

I am astonished, frankly, that the officer in charge appears not to have been beaten around the head and shoulders with a big stick over this. I know "strategic corporals" are all the rage these days but he had a duty of care at the Camp and it seems it may well have been his vaguely worded orders that caused all the trouble in the first place. Very poor. Of course, it may be that he gets hauled over the coals in private and that his career will very quietly go nowhere from now on, but frankly it seems to me that the sights should have been set rather wider in this case.


Blogger J. said...

Maybe they took their lead from the American court martials. Bad form.

7:17 AM  

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