LT Rob Lyon, serving in Iraq I appreciate the support we have been getting here in Iraq. Knowing that folks like you are out there, not just for the support, but to provide much needed diversion, is greatly appreciated.
Fox News is reporting the charges against Lynndie England have been temporarily suspended as she moves from Ft. Bragg to Ft. Hood (thought she did that a while back) and, when reinstated, will be trimmed to 9 charges (which could bring a maximum sentence of 16.5 years -- better than 38 had all the charges been retained).
ABC News reports the charges have been reduced, and doesn't mention a suspension.
England is now accused of two counts of conspiracy, one count of dereliction of duty, four counts of cruelty and maltreatment and two counts of indecent acts.
She should be well along with her pregnancy by now, if she's not already given birth.
Two of those charged in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in Iraq entered guilty pleas as part of plea agreements that were accepted Tuesday by a military judge at Fort Hood, Texas, an Army spokesman said.
Sgt. Javal Davis pleaded guilty to three charges while Spc. Roman Krol pleaded guilty to two charges stemming from an Oct. 25, 2003, incident, said Army spokesman Tom Whitmire. Krol was immediately sentenced to 10 months in military prison; the sentencing process for Davis will begin Wednesday.
The court-martial of Pfc. Lynndie England, charged with abusing Iraqi detainees at Baghdad’s Abu Ghraib prison, will be held at Fort Hood, Texas, not Fort Bragg, the Army said Friday.
The move is being made to bring together several cases stemming from the prisoner abuse scandal, including those of England, Spc. Charles Graner, Sgt. Javal Davis, and Spc. Sabrina Harman, the Army said in a statement.
0545Z SAT 11DEC04. Army Times.
A soldier testified Monday that Pfc. Lynndie England was laughing and "having a good time" as she posed for photos alongside naked and hooded Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison. This contradicts the central defense contention that England was ordered to pose for pictures.
England's Article 32 hearing, which will help determine whether she faces a court-martial on abuse charges, resumed Monday at Fort Bragg after a three-week break.
President Bush heads into next week's Republican National Convention with voters moving slightly in his direction since July amid signs that Sen. John F. Kerry has been nicked by attacks on his service in Vietnam, a Times poll has found.
Kerry suffered small but consistent erosion compared with July on questions relating to his Vietnam experience, his honesty and his fitness to serve as commander in chief.
For the first time this year in a Times survey, Bush led Kerry in the presidential race, drawing 49% among registered voters, compared with 46% for the Democrat. In a Times poll just before the Democratic convention last month, Kerry held a 2-percentage-point advantage over Bush.
That small shift from July was within the poll's margin of error. But it fit with other findings in the Times poll showing the electorate edging toward Bush over the past month on a broad range of measures, from support for his handling of Iraq to confidence in his leadership and honesty.
The Kerry campaign is melting like the witched witch in the Wizard of Oz, and everything it does to try to stop the slide just makes things worse. Attacking the SBVfT has resulted in much higher exposure of the ads, with 48% of those polled nationwide saying they have seen the first ad, and 20% having heard of it. The figures are 44% and 17% respectively for the 2nd ad, released just Monday.These are figures only dreamed of by PR execs for most ads shown nationally.
In related news, the FBI is investigating a tip that "The Scream" is now in the Kerry Campaign HQ office: