To Honor the Fallen
War never does anybody any favors. Under the George W. Bush regime, however, it appears that not only did the women and children of Iraq suffer on a wholesale basis, but female GIs also faced torture, rape, and murder while on US-controlled ground in Iraq. From an article about rape, murder and coverup at commondreams seeking investigation into the death of 19-year-old Army PFC Lavena Lynn Johnson at Balad, where she was found in a KBR tent in July 2005, come the details:
Another family that does not believe their daughter committed suicide in Iraq is the family of Army Private First Class Tina Priest, 20, of Smithville, Texas, who was raped by a fellow soldier in February, 2006 on a military base known as Camp Taji.
On the same Camp Taji, 10 days later after Tina Priest was found dead, on May 11, 2006, woman US Army Private First Class (name known to author, but not identified for the article), 19, was found dead.
The September 4, 2006 death at Camp Taji of Private First Class Hannah Gunterman McKinney, 20...
Other suspicious "non-combat related injury" deaths on Camp Taji include Fort Hood's 1st Armored Cavalry Division PFC Melissa J. Hobart who died June 6, 2004, 1st Armored Cavalry Sergeant Jeannette Dunn who died November 26, 2006), 89th Military Police Brigade Specialist Kamisha J. Block (who died August, 2007), 4th Infantry Division Specialist Marisol Heredia who died September 7, 2007) and 4th Infantry Division Specialist Keisha M. Morgan who died February, 22, 2008. None of the deaths have been classified as suicides, but the circumstances of their deaths should be investigated further because of serious questions concerning their deaths.
Did the Army, or KBR, have a serial killer at Camp Taji, and cover up the murders?
Have the rapists / killers returned to the US already, with no criminal record?
Why aren't the Senate and House Armed Services committees investigating these matters, at the very least?