CSO Colonel Olorin wrote:i honestly don't know why that soldier should of been reprimanded at all all he's doing is posing for a picture with some locals soldiers have done that since the invention of the camera for crying outloud he's not holding a gun to their heads or anything stupid. i've seen similiar ones from ww2 with allied soldiers wearing german helmet's and showing off weapons knifes and money taken from dead enemy and the soldiers never even got a second look from command.
So you've seen WWII pictures of american soldiers posing with German childern who are hold signs saying: "Pvt. Smith killed my father and knocked up my sister" and Pvt. Smith just happens to be posing in a manner similar to all of the participants in a torture scandal? I'd love to see these photos, do send them a long. I personally have a hard time ignoring the fact that Lance Cpl. Beaudreux's photo is very similar in content and posing as the Abu Ghairib photos and could be presumably used for the same purpose -- to scare, demoralize, and intimidate prisoners. I also don't think it's funny. I think it's fucking disgusting -- a disgrace and bit shit in the face for all of those who have worn U.S. military uniforms with honor.