Soldier Testifies Sergeant Beat Iraqi Detainee

In a story appearing in the Army Times of the court martial of Sergeant timothy Drake, Spc. Angel Bonilla testified he saw the sergeant wield a baseball bat that was used to beat an Iraqi detainee. Drake then said: “B, come get a piece of this.” Drake denies the charge. In war, decent men may do indecent things. This is not an excuse for such behavior, the sadness is placing vulnerable people in an invulnerable situation which can bring out the worse qualities in any human.