What A Way To Be Famous

I sometimes dream of being famous. Lots of us do. I’d love to be known around the nation as a great political writer. Barring that, maybe a guitarist in a kick ass nu metal band.

I’ll tell you one thing I don’t want to be famous for. Torturing prisoners, and then being stupid enough to take pictures of said activities. Of course, that is one of the things that has made Lyndie England’s face one of the more recognizable faces in news today.

I mention this because her face is once again plastered all over the news sites, this time because she has pled guilty to some of the charges brought against her. The plea bargain involved dropped the possible sentence from 16 years to 11.

You know who I feel sorry for? Her kid. PFC Graner, the supposed father, is another one of the soldiers implicated in the scandal. Graner’s already gotten 10 years, and England is up for about the same. That means her kid is going to be at least ten before the kids sees its parents.

And then how do you go through life, knowing that your mom and dad were both a big part of one of the worst scandals in the military for decades?

Sad sad world.


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