April 26, 2007, - 10:07 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Hopefully, there aren’t more like Army Lt. Col. William H. Steele.
The soldier, who commanded an Army police detachment in Iraq, has been aiding and abetting our enemies in Iraq. And “fraternizing” (euphemism) with the daughter of one of the detainees. And having an “improper relationship” (another euphemism) with an interpreter.
More from Associated Press:
BAGHDAD — A senior U.S. officer has been charged with nine offenses, including aiding the enemy and fraternizing with the daughter of a detainee while he commanded a military police detachment at an American detention facility near Baghdad, the military said Thursday.
Army Lt. Col. William H. Steele was accused of giving “aid to the enemy” by providing an unmonitored cell phone to detainees.
Steele was the commander of the 451st Military Police Detachment at Camp Cropper, a U.S. detention center on the western outskirts of Baghdad, when the offenses allegedly occurred between October 2005 and February, military spokesman Lt. Col. James Hutton said.
Steele was being held in Kuwait pending a grand jury investigation, Hutton said.
The other charges included unauthorized possession of classified information, fraternizing with the daughter of a detainee, maintaining an inappropriate relationship with an interpreter, storing classified information in his quarters and possessing pornographic videos, the military said.
Steele also was charged with improperly marking classified information, failing to obey an order and failing to fulfill his obligations in the expenditure of funds, the military said.
Yet another reason why fraternizing with the “local girls” is discouraged when we are at war, especially in the Muslim Mid-East.
And FYI, Camp Cropper replaced Abu Ghraib as the main detention facility for prisoners in the Baghdad area.
It’s interesting that one of our own soldiers betraying our country did not garner the attention and gasps of the mainstream media the way a few men wearing hoods in a pyramid at Abu Ghraib did.
Because the press doesn’t care about problems we face. Only “problems” the enemy faces.
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