Pummeled MP sues Pentagon: Soldier was impersonating unruly Guantanamo detainee in training
A U.S. military policeman who was beaten by fellow MPs during a botched training drill at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prison for detainees has sued the Pentagon for $15 million, alleging that the incident violated his constitutional rights.You see? Somehow, somewhere, somebody convinced the Pentagon that lying about everything was the way to win the war.
Spec. Sean Baker, 38, was assaulted in January 2003 after he volunteered to wear an orange jumpsuit and portray an uncooperative detainee. Baker said the MPs, who were told that he was an unruly detainee who had assaulted an American sergeant, inflicted a beating that resulted in a traumatic brain injury.
The Pentagon first said that Baker's hospitalization after the training incident was not related to the beating. Later, officials conceded that he had been treated for injuries suffered when a five-man MP "internal reaction force" choked him, slammed his head several times against a concrete floor and sprayed him with pepper gas.
But it's not true. Lying about everything is never the way to accomplish anything. And so ... not only are the Pentagon liars losing the war in Iraq, but they're losing it at home too. And it's because of incidents like this...
... and all the lies about the death of Pat Tillman
... and all the lies about the rescue of Jessica Lynch
... and all the lies about Iraq's fictional people-shredder
... and all the lies about the heroic fictional Iraqi rape-victim
... and I could go on and on ... I could even mention the lies about what happened on 9/11 ... but what would be the point? It only takes one lie to lose your credibility.
Oh yeah ... What credibility?