Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Lynddie England Back in the News

For some reason – every time her name pops up, I think of Paul Lynde. Unfortunately, she kind of resembles him in the picture attached to this AP article.

More to the point, Ms. England is now pinning the blame for Abu Gharib right where it belongs – The Media!

Seriously.

While she doesn’t go all the way and suggest that Dan Rather paid her to abuse prisoners and take photos, this is pretty silly.

It’s certainly true that the publication of the photos did a vast amount of harm, and there’s certainly a case to be made that the media shouldn’t have published them, they certainly had news value.

The simple solution to the problem – not to indulge in criminal behavior – still doesn’t seem to have occurred to Ms. England.