From the Abu Ghraib court martial.... The lawyer for Charles Graner, the alleged ringleader of the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal, yesterday compared heaping naked Iraqi prisoners in a tangled pyramid to choreographed displays by high-school cheerleaders. "Don't cheerleaders all over America form pyramids six to eight times a year? Is that torture?" Guy Womack asked a 10-member military jury in Fort Hood, Texas. and..... he also defended the tethering of prisoners on a leash as a legitimate method of control. "You're keeping control of them. A tether is a valid control to be used in corrections," he said. "You've probably been at a mall or airport and seen children on tethers - they're not being abused." Can you better those excuses and arguements? I don't think I can!