This is almost absurd. AP uncovered more POW photos, this time taken by Navy SEALs, showing what appears to be abuse (unconfirmed, but one prisoner is spouting blood like a fountain). But seriously, the reason I picked the photo above is because, fuck, didn’t our guys learn anything from Abu Ghraib?
The similarity to Lyndie England’s thumbs up smiling pose are almost comically parallel. I almost wonder if the DoD handed out a pamphlet that said: “Do not take photos of prisoners of war, but if you must, make sure it’s a good one and extend a thumbs up for the maximum trophy shot effect.”