"Natural" death in Afghanistan

Torture will continue as long as soldiers who beat prisoners until they sustain injuries comparable to those of a person "run over by a bus" are charged with "Assault. Dereliction of duty. Involuntary manslaughter." Jeanne writes: "He was just following orders, and everyone else was doing it. That's not an excuse, but it's still the most important thing to remember. The pettiness of the charges is far less important than who isn't being charged at all." (Body and Soul)

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