Monday, September 26, 2005


The 22-year-old from West Virginia was convicted Monday of conspiracy, maltreating detainees and committing an indecent act (and no, we're not talking about the way she treated Iraqi detainees; that was beyond indecent).

England was acquitted of a second conspiracy charge.

From The Associated Press:
The jury of five male Army officers took about two hours to reach its verdict. Her case now moves to the sentencing phase, which will heard by the same jury beginning Tuesday ... England, wearing her dark green dress uniform, stood at attention as the verdict was read by the jury foreman. She showed no obvious emotion afterward. Asked for comment after the verdict, defense lawyer Capt. Jonathan Crisp said, "The only reaction I can say is, 'I understand.'"
England claimed she abused the detainees to please her boyfriend, co-abuser Charles Graner. Oh, yeah, she also suffered from depression and had an "overly compliant personality."

A generation from now, when many of us are dead, Lynndie England's actions will be used in Iraq and other countries as "proof" of America's debauched heart. Time to do the Lynndie.

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