Marines get wrist-slaps for torturing Iraqi prisoner
Two U.S. Marines have been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to charges of abusing an Iraqi prisoner who threw trash by shocking him with 110 volts of electricity at a jail south of Baghdad in Apri
One was sentenced to a piddly one year, the other eight months. Had this happened in the United States under civilian courts, these torturers would serve way more time than that. The military doesn’t want to seriously prosecute anyone, it appears.
Note too, that these offenses happened AFTER the Abu Gharib photos, in Apri and in a different prison. Has anything actually changed in the Iraq prisons?