Everyone Knows It’s Lynndie!

Remember her?

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!

6 responses to “Everyone Knows It’s Lynndie!

  1. What a bitch!
    Am I allowed to say bitch on this site?

  2. How scary that she’s a mother! I can’t imagine how screwed up her poor child will be.

  3. Let’s all not forget – this is the same woman who holds the, umm, distinction of being one of the very few people in the annals of the criminal justice system to actually screw up a guilty plea.

  4. Kip, fuck yeah, you can say whatever you want here!

    Laura, I hadn’t even thought about that one…Yikes! Imagine what she’s teaching that poor kid.

    Gob, how did she screw up the guilty plea? I’m interested in knowing!

  5. England initially plead guilty to the charges brought against her in the court martial in return for a sentencing recommendation from military prosecutors. After a brief allocution and some questions from the bench, the judge accepted her guilty plea, and remanded the matter for sentencing.

    However, at sentencing, she and others offered testimony that was contradictory with statements made by England when she entered the guilty plea only days earlier. Specifically, in the sentencing proceeding England contended that she was merely acting on orders from her superiors and believed that she had done nothing wrong in so doing. Then, apparently in an attempt to, umm, help her, Charles Graner (the moron with whom she had the child) stated that the photos that were taken were part of the development of a series of training aids. These statements were apparently made without the knowledge of England’s attorneys (who attempted to halt the proceeding as they saw the whole plea bargain tanking….fortunately, the judge decided he wanted to hear some more….) and were a brilliant little scheme hatched by Graner and England – no doubt titans of legal scholarship – to attempt to win her sympathy at sentencing. What it really was was a terrific example of what happens when the galactically stupid attempt to out-maneuver the justice system.

    Anyway, back to our story. Based on these contradictory statements, the judge concluded that England had failed to understand both the nature of the guilty plea as well as the illegality of her actions at the time she engaged in them. He tossed the plea and held her over for trial – at which she was subsequently convicted.

  6. Oh my God. I am laughing really hard. What an idiot, but that’s our Lynndie!

    It is easy to imagine Lynndie and Graner (with their low IQs) staying up late and talking about Lynndie’s case over a case PBR and bottle of peach schnapps.

    In their intoxicated frenzy of stupidity, they were SURE they had come up with a great plan to get Lynndie off.

    I can only imagine how shocked they were that they weren’t able to outsmart the attorneys and the judge. I’m sure they still don’t understand how that happened.

    Too much schadenfreude. I need to rest.

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