<font color="purple" c>I just received this from a friend of mine in the Army. Having friends who have been in and out of Iraq for over a year now I know the press gives us only half the story. A good friend of mine came back after a year and now works for the top law enforcement agency in the Army. She worked in "Abu" The General involved was her senior rater, and one of the others who had received administrative punishment was her rater. She is very concerned that because of what happened to them, she will be "marked" and won't get her upcoming promotion. Which is exactly what happened with Tailhook. A mutual friend's husband was rated by one of the officers involved, and although that officer was cleared, his cousin became "marked," and had to leave the Navy. So, keep your fingers crossed that the promotion board will realize that she had nothing whatsoever to do with the problems at Abu.
In the time she was in Iraq I receieved numerous e-mails and photos from her none of them portraying the Iraq we read about in the news. </font c>
The Real Iraq Story
During this spring's frenzy of reporting on the plight of detainees at Abu Ghraib, I was surprised that none of the stories mentioned what anyone who has spent time at the prison (as I have) knows is the central danger to the prisoners there. By far the gravest threats to the Iraqis in that facility are the mortars and rockets that guerillas regularly lob into the compound â€” knowing full well that the main victims of their indiscriminate assaults will be fellow Iraqis. One attack on April 21 of this year, for instance, killed 22 detainees and injured another 91.