Where the hell were we?

Sunday, July 24, 2005 at 12:43 AM

One year and some months ago, we went through the Abu Ghraib scandal. We saw pictures of people abused by a few soldiers, and then it was assumed they were acting alone, yadda yadda yadda, not involvement from the higher ups.

So how did we miss this? Where are you, MSM, when we need you?

This is going to be a short one, I just want to draw to your attention two particular paragraphs from witness testimony on Abu Ghraib (PDF):

This is over a year ago, remember:

Where the hell were we? I am literally on the verge of tears as I write this. Kids were/are getting raped in prisons in Iraq.

Why did we let this die? Why did we not prosecute this to its very core?

Where the hell are we now?