Carronade The Yankee Sailor Carronade

The Sea is a choosy mistress. She takes the men that come to her and weighs them and measures them. The ones she adores, she keeps; the ones she hates, she destroys. The rest she casts back to land. I count myself among the adored, for I am Her willing Captive.

I've relocated to a new Yankee Sailor.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Dog Handler Found Guilty in Abu Ghraib Abuse Trial

More accountability over abuse at Abu Ghraib:

A jury found an Army dog handler guilty Tuesday of abusing detainees at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison by terrifying them with a military dog, allegedly for his own amusement.

Sgt. Michael J. Smith, 24, was found guilty of six of 13 counts. The judge later dismissed one of those six counts, saying it duplicated another.

Smith had faced the stiffest potential sentence of any soldier charged so far in the Abu Ghraib scandal -- up to 24 1/2 years in prison. Instead, with the five counts, he faced a sentences of up to 8 1/2 years in prison, forfeiture of pay and allowances and dishonorable discharge. His sentencing was scheduled later Tuesday.