Now THIS is the story that needs to get out to the world

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    troops angered by fellow soldiers dishonor


    CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) - When U.S. troops in Iraq sit down for a meal or hang out after a shift, conversations drift to the prison-abuse scandal that has shocked the world, with most expressing outrage, soldiers on leave in Qatar said Sunday.

    But the soldiers insisted that despite doubts among some of them about the legitimacy of the war, the scandal has not affected morale because of the strong bonds troops have with buddies in their units.

    "This was morally wrong. If you're given an illegal order, even by a superior, you shouldn't do it. You go to a higher authority. We're taught that," said Staff Sgt. Nancy Wellons-Stewart, who is based in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. "Those people should be punished."

    She blamed superiors for not putting a stop to the abuses.

    "I don't believe that just one person could have done this on their own. They did this as a group," said Wellons-Stewart, of Pittsburgh.
     
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    Good story Dk, the thing is there are tens of thousands of soldiers over there busting there ass everyday, but because of the actions of a faction of a percentage of the soldiers commint idiotic acts the whole military is put into question.
     

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