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You all probably heard about U.S. soldier, Steven D. Green, who has been charged with the rape a 15-year-old Iraqi girl. He and others in his unit then killed her and three members of her family. (AP):

A former Army private accused in the horrific rape and killing of a young Iraqi woman and the execution-style slaying of her family had been discharged because of an “antisocial personality disorder,” U.S. military officials told The Associated Press.

Previously, in a federal court affidavit, investigators said only that 21-year-old Steven D. Green had been given an honorable discharge for a “personality disorder” this spring before the murder case came to light.

But U.S. military officials who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case said late Tuesday it was an “antisocial personality disorder.” They did not elaborate.

Investigators say Green and other soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division plotted to rape a young Iraqi woman they first saw at a traffic checkpoint in the village of Mahmoudiya. Green is accused of rounding up three family members in a room of the woman’s house and shooting them before raping and killing her.

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He had an “antisocial personality disorder”? How did he pass the military psych screening? Medline definition:

Antisocial personality disorder is a psychiatric condition characterized by chronic behavior that manipulates, exploits, or violates the rights of others. This behavior is often criminal.

A person with antisocial personality disorder:
* Breaks the law repeatedly
* Lies, steals, and fights often
* Disregards the safety of self and others
* Demonstrates a lack of guilt
* Had a childhood diagnosis (or symptoms consistent with) conduct disorder

Is the military trying to make the case that Green developed this mental illness while serving?

Freepers desperately wanted this whole matter to go away, to blame it on the liberal MSM, that these incidents were hoaxes.

Almost too unfortunate to be believed — the Army News Service recently featured Green’s photo in a story on his unit, Coalition forces keep streets of Iraq safe.

Soldiers from Task Force Baghdad, alongside Iraqi forces, constantly search the streets and alleyways of Baghdad and surrounding communities for weapons, insurgents and anti-coalition propaganda. The searches are thorough, yet the Soldiers still respect people’s rights and property.

Energy dome tip to Steve @ The News Blog.

UPDATE: It looks like the good General has it up as well.

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