Saturday, May 15, 2004

The Few...The Proud...Be All That You Can Be

"There were lots of affairs. There was all kinds of adultery and alcoholism and all kinds of crap going on," said Dave Bischel, a National Guardsman with the 870th Military Police unit, who returned home from Abu Ghraib last month.

An Army of One
It's having individual strength and the support of an unstoppable team. It's you at your best. With training, technology and support, you will become stronger, smarter and better prepared for the challenges you face. You will gain invaluable skills, experience and the opportunity to use them while working in a challenging environment.

Being a Soldier also means upholding the ideals set forth in the U.S. Constitution, and becoming a respected part of your community. You will discover a life filled with adventure and meet other smart, motivated people like you. Because the strength of the U.S. Army doesn't only lie in numbers, it lies in you, An Army of One.
from the website

The American Soldier remains the single most important factor in our success. Regardless of where our Soldiers serve, they perform as the professionals they are with skill, courage, compassion, and dedication. They embody the values of our Army and our nation, serving selflessly and seeking no reward except the knowledge of a job well done.
excerpt from the Opening Statement (As Prepared)
The Honorable Les Brownlee
Before House Defense Appropriations Committee
Washington, D.C.
March 10, 2004

He said Sgt. Ivan L. “Chip” Frederick II forced naked detainees to masturbate, showing them how to do it “right,” and seemed to enjoy watching the prisoners being beaten. Sgt. Javal Davis threw himself on a pile of prisoners and “then stomped on either the fingers or toes of the detainees” as they screamed in pain, Sivits said.
NBC, MSNBC and news services
Updated: 7:50 p.m. ET May 14, 2004

Just think, over a year ago, everyone was jumping on the patriotic bandwagon. The Smirking Chimp wanted his war and got it. The actions of the few are a reflection of the many. They're a disgrace. Now some foreigners will look at us and say, "Oh those Americans, they crazy masochistic fiends!"
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