Skip to comments.8 years for Abu Ghraib soldier (is an outrage.)
Posted on 10/21/2004 4:37:37 PM PDT by blueskyline
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- The highest-ranking U.S. soldier charged in the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal in Iraq has been sentenced to eight years in prison.
Staff Sgt. Ivan "Chip" Frederick, a U.S. Army reservist from Virginia, also was sentenced Thursday to a forfeiture of pay, a dishonorable discharge and a reduction in rank to private.
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He probably would have been treated more kindly if he'd simply beheaded the Abu Ghraib prisoners. Nobody seems to be outraged when the Muslims do it...
Remind again what Sandy Burglar's sentence was for stealing documents. Oh, that's right. We're still investigating.
What would be great is if they say they gave him 8 years and then released him and kept it unknown; however, I'm not naive enough to believe that would happen.
How long did Gen. jannis get.
He should have just admitted he committed war crimes and get ready for Senate testimony, a Congressional career and eventual Presidential run. Ooops I think someone already played this ruse.
Is military prison time the full sentence imposed?
He screwed up. You don't abuse or use prisoners in the way these guys did. Lyndie England will get the same thing.
They're eligible for parole, I'm sure, so he won't do eight years. But he screwed up.
Being so freaking stupid as to photograph harassment, thereby embarassing your President and the Defense Secretary and jeopardizing the President's re-election - 95 months and other forfeitures
I think it's about 80% before parole.
Public pressure is responsible for the 8 years. If Kerry is elected the same people who blew this all out of proportion will want his release. As we know from Kerry's Viet Nam days, it's fair to punish and slander the military to advance your career and take down a sitting President.
Yaa... what's up with Sandy Berglar's investigation. I'd like to know if that scum bag gets his comuppins.
Americans are the only nationality who "don't take care of their own". No other nationality has been pacified like ours.
I find it difficult thinking of what those murderers are doing to their own people and to our people - and to those whose heads were cut off!!! I don't see any justice in our soldier's punishment. 'This kind of soldier' is over there protecting you... cut him some slack.
The idiot got what he deserved. If they were going to do what they did, they should at least have kept it to themselves and not taken the pictures and then shared them with friends all over the world. Those pictures worsened our position in the Middle East and almost sank Bush's Presidency. Wonder how much "leash lady" is going to get. Maybe her kid will be in High School by the time she gets out.
I feel the same outrage you do.
G&S's Mikado sang a patter song which included the phrase "...let the punishment fit the crime". It doesn't remotely in this case.
I mean, what the heck, hang a pair of panties on his head for a week, make him watch porno, whatever. But that's about all this "crime" deserves.
Face it: this was intended to be the scandal that deposed Dubya. The NYT carried about 48 straight days of Abu Ghraib on its front page. Object: to get Dubya.
I hate it that this Staff Sgt. Reservist is the one on whom the fallout fell.
Bad cess to the NYT and other liberal papers and media for their excess of "indignation" over this incident.
Good point! The prison abuse was a disgrace, but I'm outraged at the amount of attention it received in the MSM.