Monday, June 14, 2004

Department of Sifting Through the Sickness

There's a lot of sick s*** going down in the world these days -- when is there not? -- but just in case you missed it, this story, I think, ranks right up there on the sicko charts. Here's the background:

Specialist Sean Baker, a member of the Kentucky National Guard, served as a military policeman in the U.S. detention camp at Guantánamo Bay. During a training drill in January 2003, he played the role of an uncooperative prisoner and was beaten so badly by four American soldiers that he suffered a traumatic brain injury and seizures. He said the soldiers only stopped beating him when they realized he might be American. When Baker told his story to a reporter, the military lied in an effort to undermine Baker’s credibility.

Now the Army has finally admitted at least part of the truth.