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Commentary: Shame of Iraq Abuse

Commentator Andrei Codrescu says the U.S. soldiers accused of torturing Iraqi prisoners are not some rogue sadists who passed psychological profiling to get into the army, they are American kids who've seen their required share of violent movies and porn, the same kids who like to binge-drink at frat parties, the same kids who occasionally kill somebody during hazing at their school. He hopes they have shame for what they have done.



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