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At the Christian Century , Rodney Clapp has brief article on the brave and noble servicemembers who stand up against the practice of torture :

Sergeant Joseph Darby is an army reservist who served as a military policeman at the Abu Ghraib prison. During his free time in Iraq, Darby shot photographs of biblical sites. He was so enthusiastic in this pursuit that he asked friends to pass him their own pictures. It was on one such disk, shared by a fellow soldier, that he found not only photos of Nineveh and Babylon but some examples of shocking violence. The practice of torture violated Darby’s faith and his honor as a soldier. Because of his conscientious persistence and despite opposition from his commanding officers, the photos were eventually re leased to the world.

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