The Limbaugh Defense

From Holden:

I realize that an attorney is expected to put up the most rigourous defense of his client’s actions as he possibly can, but at some point you have to ask, have you no sense of decency, Guy Womack?

A lawyer for Charles Graner, accused ringleader in the Iraq prisoner abuse scandal, on Monday compared piling naked prisoners into pyramids to cheerleader shows and said leashing inmates was also acceptable prisoner control.

“Don’t cheerleaders all over America form pyramids six to eight times a year. Is that torture?” Guy Womack, Graner’s attorney, said in opening arguments to the 10-member U.S. military jury at the reservist sergeant’s court-martial.


“You’re keeping control of them. A tether is a valid control to be used in corrections,” he said.

“In Texas we’d lasso them and drag them out of there.” He compared the leash to parents who place tethers on their toddlers while walking in shopping malls.