Tuesday, August 17, 2004

The Hero of Abu Ghraib 

You know how Lambert's been asking lately when they're going to give Joe Darby a medal for blowing the whistle on the atrocities at Abu Ghraib?

It may be awhile yet. What they've given him so far is protective custody:

(via GQ of all places.)

When he saw the horrific abuses at Abu Ghraib prison, Joe Darby knew he had to blow the whistle. But coming forward would change his life—as well as his family's—forever, and for the worse. Because back in his own community and in the small towns of America, handing over those photos didn't make Joe Darby a hero. It made him a traitor.

Digby's Hullabaloo gets love for turning this one up. This is a MUST READ and I don't say that often.

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