Wednesday, September 21, 2005


The woman soldier at the heart of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in Iraq says she posed for photos because she loved and trusted her soldier boyfriend.

England, 22, faces up to 11 years in military prison if convicted of two counts of conspiracy, four counts of maltreating detainees and one indecent-act charge.

The Associated Press reports that England's lawyer -- Capt. Jonathan Crisp -- says his client has "learning disabilities and is prone to clinical depression."

England didn't think what she was doing was wrong, her lawyer argues. England felt "safe" with her boyfriend, Charles Graner, and "she was happiest with him ... She was able to block out the surrealness of the environment she was in."

Thank God England was in love when she posed for pictures and abused Iraqi prisoners. Imagine what she would have done without all that good loving.

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