Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Too Close To Home 

Looks like one of those US National Guard prison guards comes from my current city of residence:

WALNUT CREEK -- A former National Guard commander is accused of taking naked pictures of female U.S. soldiers while they showered last year at the Abu Ghraib prison in
Iraq, a newspaper reported.
Capt. Leo V. Merck, 32, of Fremont faces a court-martial, the Contra Costa Times reported in today's editions.

So much for being able to feel distance from the story. First, Iraqi detainees, now fellow soldiers. If it's as bad as it looks, the military should throw the book at these guys.