Michael's Dispatches

Godspeed to Santos Cardona.

06 March 2009

This is a sad story.  During the morning workout of reading reports from the front, I found that one of our latest losses in Afghanistan was also a casualty of Abu Ghraib.  The ghosts of prisoner abuse haunt everyone.

Godspeed to Santos Cardona.

Abu Ghraib MP Slain In Bid for Redemption
Ex-Soldier Hoped to Boost Afghan War Effort

By Josh White
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, March 6, 2009;

Santos A. Cardona, an Army dog handler involved in the abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib, was determined to continue fighting in America's overseas battles to erase the stain of his assault conviction, his family members said.

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