Lynndie England was America’s sweetheart during the Abu Ghraib scandal for pointing at the penises of Iraqi prisoners and putting others on dog leashes. Oh, and wasn’t she also alleged to have had sex with her boyfriend in front of some prisoners?
Well, she’s back, and is pissed:
“I guess after the picture came out the insurgency picked up and Iraqis attacked the Americans and the British and they attacked in return and they were just killing each other. I felt bad about it … no, I felt pissed off. If the media hadn’t exposed the pictures to that extent, then thousands of lives would have been saved,” she was quoted as saying.
Asked how she could blame the media for the controversy, she said it wasn’t her who leaked the photos.
“Yeah, I took the photos but I didn’t make it worldwide. Yes, I was in five or six pictures and I took some pictures, and those pictures were shameful and degrading to the Iraqis and to our government,” she said, according to the report.
So let’s make sure I got this right.
She abused the prisoners and took the photos of the abuse, but blames the media for printing the photos? If thousands of people died as a result of the photos, it’s the media’s fault? Lynndie must watch the O’Reilly Factor a lot.
I wonder if it ever occurred to her that maybe if she hadn’t taken part in such behavior, that the story wouldn’t have existed to further fan the flames of anti-Americanism.
Nah, she’s Lynndie!