Inappropriate (and very, very decontextualized) “gallows humor”

From “Pentagon Finds More Prison Abuse Photos”, Associated Press, May 20, 2004:

Photos of two American soldiers posing with thumbs up near a body packed in ice at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison were shown on ABC-TV.
The photos showed Army Sgt. Charles A. Graner Jr. and Spc. Sabrina Harman, both of whom have already been charged in the prisoner abuse scandal.
The detainee, whose badly bruised corpse was in a body bag packed with ice, died in the prison’s showers while being interrogated by the CIA or other civilian agents, ABC reported Wednesday. It said the Justice Department is investigating the death.
[Graner’s lawyer, Guy Womack of Houston,] told ABC News the photo of his client represented inappropriate “gallows humor.”

Ohhhh, I get it. Let me give it a try, too! (But below the fold, I mean, cos it is “inappropriate.”)


3 replies on “Inappropriate (and very, very decontextualized) “gallows humor””

This is the creepiest thing I’ve seen in a long time.
It’s like Weekend at Bernies, if the two guys had beaten Bernie to death first.

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