During trial of US troops accused of raping 14 year old girl, US military lawyer blows bubbles while client/soldier licks red lollipop
by John in DC - 8/07/2006 02:10:00 PM
This is sick. In a US civilian court, I doubt that a defense attorney would be permitted to sit in court, during testimony, and blow chewing gum bubbles for very long, nor would his client, the defendant, be permitted to lick a red lollipop during that same testimony.
This is military justice? This is how our troops and their military lawyers treat a rape case? Are we all sick enough now of what has happened to our country as a result of this war? We are talking a 14 year old girl was allegedly brutalized, and these guys are blowing bubbles and licking lollipops in court? Unbelievable.
A U.S. military court in Baghdad heard graphic testimony on Monday of how three U.S. soldiers took turns raping a 14-year-old Iraqi girl before murdering her and her family....
Special Agent Benjamin Bierce recalled that Barker described to him how they put a couple and their six-year-old daughter into a bedroom of their home, but kept the teenage girl in the living room, where Barker held her hands while Sergeant Paul Cortez raped her or tried to rape her.
Barker then switched positions with Cortez and attempted to rape the girl but said he was not sure if he had done so, Bierce told the hearing.
Barker also told the special agent he heard shots from the bedroom and shortly afterwards Private Steven Green emerged from the room, put down an AK-47 assault rifle and raped the girl while Cortez held her down....
Defense Attorney Captain Jimmie Culp was blowing chewing gum bubbles while Yribe, sitting to his left, began sucking on a red lollipop during the testimony....
After the rape and murders, [Specialist Barker] wrote that he began to grill chicken wings.