Saturday, May 01, 2004

The rubes did it

By now everyone has heard of the prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib. About anything I would say about it has been said quite well by others.

Except possibly for noting this: ": "'The elixir of power, the elixir of believing that you're helping the CIA, for God's sake, when you're from a small town in Virginia, that's intoxicating"Got that? City folks, or maybe rural Vermonters might have handled it just fine, but you'd better keep an eye on those rustics from Virginia...

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