One big romp

Iraq’s feared Abu Ghraib jail was one big sex romp – sometimes by candlelight with an audience watching, U.S. troops said yesterday. Sex and alcohol were commonplace, and soldiers frequently set up candlelit rooms for voyeuristic sex shows, said a soldier who served at the notorious prison. “There were lots of affairs. There was all kinds of adultery and alcoholism and all kinds of crap going on,” said Dave Bischel, a National Guardsman with the 870th Military Police unit, who returned home from Abu Ghraib last month.

It will be interesting to see if the mainstream media will run with this aspect of the story. Possibly not, since the only conclusion is that women have no place in the military. I don’t think that they’ll be able to avoid it, though, anymore than the Pentagon could sweep the abuse pictures under the rug.