Megan, Lynndie and Sabrina

03:35

Story

A song about three of the female soldiers who committed torture and abuse at Abu Ghraib prison. This is a feminist inquiry into why women soldiers would have done this. I mistakenly thought that as women, they might have had a stronger moral compass. Alas.

Lyrics

Megan, Lynndie and Sabrina
What in the world did you believe in?

Weren’t you the one we saw
Wearing an impish grin
Giving a thumbs up there
In front of a pile of naked hooded men
As if to say,“Hi mom! Here I am in Abu Ghraib!
Wish you were here wish you could see all I’ve done and said"

Megan, Lynndie and Sabrina
What in the world did you believe in?
Megan, Lynndie and Sabrina
Now you have gone and changed my thinking


And here I believed women were morally higher up
But didn’t you stoop too low
To prove that you were a soldier tough enough?
If you were just following the orders as you claim
Please tell me this, for one moment, did you hesitate?

(repeat chorus)

Ladies why did you do it?
Don’t tell me there’s nothing to it
Did you secure the Peace?
Behaving like men
Behaving like beasts
Are you as equal and strong
Now that you’ve played along
And does it now mean we’re all the same?
Sisters sharing in the shame, shame, shame
All the shame