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Charles Graner in shackles: “I didn’t enjoy anything I did there…A lot of it was wrong, a lot of it was criminal…I can see, to a layperson, a lot of things happen in prison that may look wrong.” Duh. Photo: LM Otero/AP.

Ringleader in Iraqi Prisoner Abuse Is Sentenced to 10 Years (NYT). Charles Graner is going to have plenty of time to think about what he did at Abu Ghraib while he’s in a military prison. “Following orders” isn’t a defense; I only hope they can go higher up the food chain because more heads have to roll. The jury deliberated for two hours and the sentence busts him down to private, with a dishonorable discharge.

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