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MANNHEIM, Germany, Aug. 23 -- An army reservist accused of sexually humiliating inmates at Abu Ghraib prison will plead guilty to charges of abuse, according to a statement his lawyer released Monday. Staff Sgt. Ivan L. Frederick would be the second of seven American soldiers charged in the mistreatment scandal to enter that plea.
"I have accepted responsibility for my actions at Abu Ghraib prison," he said in the signed statement. "I will be pleading guilty to certain charges because I have concluded that what I did was a violation of law."
He expressed hope that other army personnel "who contributed to or participated in the chaos that was Abu Ghraib will also come forward and accept responsibility." The statement was issued a day before he is scheduled to appear at a pre-trial hearing at a U.S. military court in this southern German town.
But wasn't it Frederick who was being represented by Lt Calley's lawyer? Wasn't it "Fredericks family" who originally released the photos to his old buddy Seymour Hersh? How could this be? How could Rummy have gotten to him?
More later. Meanwhile, for those in need of a recap, or an introduction to the real story of Abu Ghraib, click here and read the linked stories on that topic.
Update: Is The Denver Post trying to cloud the issue? Or calling for a lynching? This editorial references the Camp Bucca events, which occured (and were resolved) last year.