Saturday, December 04, 2004

Abu Ghraib Was NOT an "Isolated Incident"

My Way News

Pictures posted on a commercial photo-sharing website appear to show abuse of Iraqi prisoners. The timestamp on the pictures dates them at months before Abu Ghraib.

Abu Ghraib was not an isolated incident. This is how people behave during war--even Americans. When your job is to kill people, why is it so hard to imagine one might also abuse them?

The difference between Abu Ghraib (and Guantanamo) and the new pictures mentioned here, is that the Abu Ghraib and Gitmo abuses (or "torture" as ICRC and US officials seem to agree) appear to have been a systematic procedure for gathering "intelligence" and gaining "confessions."

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