Iraq: Chain Of Blame: Letter from Fort Stewart: Confronting A Scandal's Debris

There are three things you don't talk about at Gilly's, a soldiers' bar near Fort Stewart Army base in Hinesville, Ga. "Politics, religion and work," says the bartender, a military wife. But when the subject of the Iraq prison scandal is broached, the patrons at Gilly's are quick to break the house rules. "For 23 years I wore that uniform, and this was the first time I was ashamed of it," says Will Blackman, a leather-skinned veteran who retired as a staff sergeant in 2002 after serving in Panama, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia and Kosovo. Fort Stewart is home to the Army's...

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