bu Ghraib gets murkier and murkie

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"I'm not in the habit of hanging around courtrooms, so I'm curious: How often does someone plead guilty only to have the judge turn around and tell her, No, sorry, hon. I think you want to plead innocent? Is it just me, or is that very strange?" writes Jeanne. "A judge threw out Lynndie England's guilty plea today because he wasn't convinced that she understood that posing for picture with abused Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib was wrong, and not what was expected of her. The muddle here comes from the fact that nobody can say the obvious: It was wrong and it was what was expected of her." (Body & Soul)

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