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From the AP wire...

CBS to Air Soldier Video Diary on Prison
NEW YORK - A video that shows a young American soldier saying "who cares?" about Iraqi prisoners who died will air on "60 Minutes II."


The CBS newsmagazine (8 p.m. EDT Wednesday) obtained the video diary of a soldier, whose name was withheld, talking about conditions at Camp Bucca and Abu Ghraib in Iraq, where Iraqi prisoners were held.

It was "60 Minutes II" that first aired pictures two weeks ago of prisoners allegedly being abused at Abu Ghraib, igniting a political tempest.

"We've already had two prisoners die ... but who cares?" the soldier says on the tape. "That's two less for me to worry about."

The tape reflects the soldier's dislike for the prison camp and the prisoners, according to CBS.

"I hate it here," she says. "I want to come home. I want to be a civilian again. We actually shot two prisoners today. One got shot in the chest for swinging a pole against our people on the feed team. One got shot in the arm. We don't know if the one we shot in the chest is dead yet."

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la_biscuit
May. 12th, 2004 01:47 am (UTC)
Ungh. That makes me feel all twitchy.
eldritch00
May. 12th, 2004 05:16 am (UTC)
That disturbs me, both the "who cares?" remark as well as the part where he says he wants to come home and be a civilian again. War makes monsters.
la_biscuit
May. 12th, 2004 05:32 am (UTC)
you mean where "she" says. War makes monsters of either gender...
eldritch00
May. 12th, 2004 05:40 am (UTC)
*hand-staple-forehead*

Ah yes, my mistake! The fingers are quicker than the brain. Thank you!
blackrayne
May. 12th, 2004 07:10 pm (UTC)
N.A.V.Y.
Stands for Never Again Volunteer Yourself.

I was lucky that I missed combat went I was in...and sometimes I missed it by a VERY slim margin!

I don't know what made me think that the military and I were at all compatible.

I guess enlisting seemed a better prospect then staying in the Poconoes and drinking myself to death...at least until I spent a year in Bethesda, MD.
After that, living out my life in Jersey City would have been heaven!

And I DESPISE New Jersey!
666shooter
May. 13th, 2004 06:46 pm (UTC)
Ooooooohhh, Oooooohhh, I know who cares, I know! The guys who cut off Mr. Entreprenuer's head, thats who, and a couple million others!

For every naughty Iraqi, there is another piece of a naked pyramid of fun waiting to be made.
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