Female Soldier Suicides Over Interrogation Techniques

  1. http://www.editorandpublisher.com/ea..._id=1003345862
  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   traumaRUs
    Horrible for this poor girl and her family. Personally, I don't see how this is newsworthy - her family deserves their privacy and I think it doesn't serve any useful purpose, especially when she could have been distraught overy many things.
  4. by   indigo girl
    I disagree. Her sense of the appropriateness of those interrogation techniques was clearly different from that of the other interrogators. They have not committed suicide, after asking to be removed from participation in those techniques. She stands in sharp relief to someone like Lyndie England.

    The information on those "techniques" has been destroyed. The information about her death had to be obtained using the Freedom of Information Act.

    Yes, she could have killed herself for other reasons, but that seems so unlikely.

    There does not appear to be any disrespect shown towards her family in that story. The article describing her was not an example of sensationalist journalism. In a very measured, and calm way, she was portrayed as a decent, moral young woman, who wanted to do the right thing when she volunteered to go to Iraq.

    It is uncomfortable to think about why she could have died, and why the details of her death were not more transparent. I do not doubt that her family and friends are dwelling on that. I see her as being at one end of a continuum that includes Lyndie England on the other end, and all of us, somewhere in between. The point is, that what we allow our nation to do to other human beings, affects us all in some way.
    Last edit by indigo girl on Nov 3, '06
  5. by   VeryPlainJane
    "She was was then assigned to the base gate, where she monitored Iraqi guards, and sent to suicide prevention training. “But on the night of September 15th, 2003, Army investigators concluded she shot and killed herself with her service rifle,” the documents disclose."

    Why didn't they take her gun away?