Saturday, December 15, 2007

Rapes? What Rapes?

It's not news that too many women in the US military have been attacked and raped while serving their country. But what about those lovely defense contractors? The Halliburton and groups like it? We know the groups themselves don't bother much with such niceties as laws and ethics, but what about the guys who work for them?

Recently Senator Bill Nelson of Florida has asked the Pentagon & Justice Department to look into the rape of a Florida woman who worked for a KBR subsidiary in Ramadi, Iraq, in 2005. This is the second woman to come forward with a story of rape within this organization. Nelson asked that the investigation determine how many rape examinations US military doctors performed in Iraq and what was being done to prosecute cases on that evidence.

I think I speak for many of us when I say that I doubt much will happen on this. No doubt just more to be swept under the rug in the administration's race to find only good stories in the quagmire.


Blogger TomCat said...

I did a fairly extensive article on this awhile back. I doubt that anyone in the Bush/GOP SS will be held accountable.

1:46 PM  

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