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Grace Period II

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Another sort of grace period, from Bob Herbert’s column Monday in the NY Times:

Mr. Delgado, who eventually got conscientious objector status and
was honorably discharged last January, recalled a disturbance that
occurred while he was working in the Abu Ghraib motor pool. Detainees
who had been demonstrating over a variety of grievances began throwing
rocks at the guards. As the disturbance grew, the Army authorized
lethal force. Four detainees were shot to death.

Mr. Delgado
confronted a sergeant who, he said, had fired on the detainees. "I
asked him," said Mr. Delgado, "if he was proud that he had shot unarmed
men behind barbed wire for throwing stones. He didn’t get mad at all.
He was, like, ‘Well, I saw them bloody my buddy’s nose, so I knelt
down. I said a prayer. I stood up, and I shot them down.’ "

Written by adswithoutproducts

May 1, 2005 at 11:55 pm

Posted in Current Affairs

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  1. I saw Delgado on Free Speech TV the other day, was going to blog it as a “Parrhesiast Watch” but couldn’t locate the archive. Maybe not up yet. He’s a convincing speaker, courageous kid.

    Matt

    May 2, 2005 at 7:34 pm


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