Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Why I Don't Read the News

I try to avoid the news whenever possible, so I do not have to lie awake at night thinking about stuff like this...

In a Jan. 31 article titled "The Fear That Kills," Marjorie Cohn writes:
Last week, Col. Janis Karpinski told a panel of judges at the Commission of Inquiry for Crimes against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration in New York that several [female American soldiers] had died of dehydration because they refused to drink liquids late in the day. They were afraid of being assaulted or even raped by male soldiers if they had to use the women's latrine after dark.

The latrine for female soldiers at Camp Victory wasn't located near their barracks, so they had to go outside if they needed to use the bathroom. "There were no lights near any of their facilities, so women were doubly easy targets in the dark of the night," Karpinski told retired U.S. Army Col. David Hackworth in a September 2004 interview.
Fucked. Up. You can read the whole story here.

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