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Tarnished Images

by | 19th, January 2005

‘DOESN’T that British soldier pretending to punch a trussed-up Iraqi detainee bear more than a passing resemblance to former Mirror editor Piers Morgan?

Lance Corporal Mark Cooley at work

And what of his colleague pictured standing on another prisoner and pretending to surf? Is he not the spitting image of that paper’s newly svelte Royal correspondent James Whittaker?

And could those Iraqis forced to wave to the camera as they simulate sex acts be none other than two of the Mirror’s 3am girls after a big night as celebrity gossips?

But no – Morgan may have lost his job after publishing mocked-up pictures of British soldiers torturing Iraqis but the ones on the front of all today’s papers seem real enough.

So real, in fact, that they have led to the court martial of the three soldiers involved – Corporal Daniel Kenyon and Lance Corporals Mark Cooley and Darren Larkin, all of whom are members of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

L/Cpl Larkin admits one charge of assaulting an Iraqi civilian; the other two deny all charges.

If convicted, the Independent says they face dismissal from the Army and a maximum of 10 years in jail.

The Times says that, whatever the outcome of the trial, the images “will cause outrage

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