So quit thinking about those Abu Ghraib torturers and focus on the evil bastards we're fighting, who actually execute people. Our people. Our soldiers who are over there risking their lives so you can be free to whine about the price of gas.
Well, I'll give you one good reason: the photo op was Jessica Lynch. The story was Jessica Lynch, and the heroic rescue. We didn't need a story about a food service soldier being shot in the back after being captured.
And I'll give you another one: it may not be true.
Like you'll ever know the truth about any of it.
Yep, we've got some seriously gullible goobers here in Missouri.
Now, I remember reading something about this guy back when the Lynch story was captivating the American public. It wasn't hard to find.
So...flashback to July 2003....
Washington Times article
Doesn't sound like he was captured, does it? The fellow soldiers describing what happened to him. And even if that's not quite the right story, the Army's story to the Walters family at the time is pretty pathetic.
No, but with a little tweaking, it's a good one now.
What? Closed, you say? What was that about tenacious investigators? Newly tenacious, I guess, since they'd already closed the case back in July of last year. And even now, his parents are agreeing with his wife that they have confidence in the army's investigation, according to the Seattle Times article.
I'd say the Army has pulled this one out of the pile and cajoled or bribed the Walters family into a new story. Make them happy. Make the yahoos here in the states remember that we're fighting "animals" over there in Iraq.
If it's animals at work, assuming they actually shot the man in the back during an attack, let's not forget this little scene.
Do you suppose they'll be brought to justice?
....but hey, do what you want....you will anyway.