1.10.2005

That's some opening.

MSNBC.com reports on opening arguments from the Abu Ghraib prison scandal trial:

In his opening arguments, Womack defended stacking naked prisoners and the use of tethers, shown in other photos taken at Abu Ghraib, as legitimate prisoner control techniques.

"Don't cheerleaders all over America form pyramids six to eight times a year. Is that torture?" he said.

Exactly. Here are two pictures. One is of an actual cheerleading pyramid, and one is of an Iraqi prison torture pyramid. And, honestly, if you can figure out which is which, you have a moral duty to alert the government.



1 comment:

ayshala said...

I cannot fathom someone actually using that as a defense. The universe should have stood up and slapped Womack for even attempting that line.
Anything that idiotic makes me worry about the lawyer who would use it, it hardly seems like they are fit to be in court.