When you’re surrounded by death and carnage and violence twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, it absorbs you. You walk down the street and you see a dead body on the road, whereas a couple months ago, you would have been like, ‘Oh, my God, a dead body,’ today you’re like, ‘Damn, he got messed up, let’s go get something to eat.’--Sergeant Javal Davis, of the U.S. Army 372nd Military Police Company, quoted in Exposure: The woman behind the camera at Abu Ghraib by Philip Gourevitch and Errol Morris.
27 March 2008
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