From the recording Megan, Lynndie and Sabrina
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.
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?
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