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Commentary: Shame on Abusers

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Commentary: Shame on Abusers

Commentary: Shame on Abusers

Commentary: Shame on Abusers

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Commentator Andrei Codrescu says the soldiers accused of torturing Iraqi prisoners are not rogue sadists who passed psychological profiling to get into the army — they are American kids who've seen their 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.