Of Warriors and Barbarians

An item of interest from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
The US military has confirmed that it is investigating an allegation that an American soldier raped a female detainee in Iraq.

Claims of sexual misconduct by US military personnel surfaced last year during the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, but this is the first known case of a soldier being accused of raping a detainee.

I think this story is noteworthy simply because it illustrates that this behaviour is not the norm as far as we are concerned. Granted we are far from perfect but we do try to take the high road and any deviations are dealt with. And that is exactly what these sporadic incidents are - deviations, not modus operandi. Can the other side say that?

[cross-posted to Rite Turn Only]

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