Something Interesting Happens In Tamworth Shock!
“I will never forget that terrible stare. I immediately thought, ‘That’s not right’”
“I would not want any of my friends to be treated like those Iraqis on the photographs. We are a great nation. But we would lose our self-respect and much more besides if we allowed ourselves and our troops to stoop this low.”
Well done Kelly Tilford.
The key issue is not so much whether or not people commit crimes, it’s what happens next - whitewash, denial, or honest investigation. Some civilians are criminals, some soldiers are criminals, and the state can’t really stop that. The role of the state is to deal with the problem well, and I hope that happens here.