All Articles on Abu Ghraib

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The Real Domestic Terrorists
As San Francisco police were arresting more than 150 people protesting the Biotechnology Industry Organization last week, an FBI agent stood inside the conference center, speaking to a group of scientists, pharmaceutical reps, and biotech executives. His message: The FBI considers ecoterrorism and...
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Military Chain of Command
Disparate inquiries into abuses of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan have, so far, left crucial questions of policy and operations unexamined, according to lawmakers from both parties and outside military experts, who say that the accountability of senior officers and Pentagon officials may remain...
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Thinking Freedom, Talking Democracy
Recent events have been sobering, making a lot of our public concerns look petty and selfish. It's hard to get righteous about heterosexual marriage when our official national policy includes homosexual humiliation of Muslims. It feels self-centered to whine about gas prices when Iraqi children are...
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The Lessons of Torture Should Be Learned Again
Even as he undertook what is for him the unprecedented step of apologizing, the president unwittingly exposed the conceits underlying his foreign policy. In a meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan, the president apologized for the treatment of some prisoners in U.S. hands. Nonetheless, while...
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Bush has no Excuse in Abuse Scandal
The current shock and outrage at the White House and the Pentagon are as phony as a $17 bill. The president might not have known what was happening specifically at Abu Ghraib, but had to know in general how the CIA and military intelligence were "softening up" prisoners for interrogation. Could he...
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Letter to President Bush: Inhumane Treatment of Prisoners Produces Blowbacks and Backlashes
May 13, 2004 George W. Bush The White House Washington, DC 20500 Re: Inhumane treatment of prisoners produces blowbacks and backlashes Dear Mr. President: The reported widespread abuse of prisoners by your Administration adds another condition that reflects on your failure of leadership...
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This War and Racism -- Media Denial in Overdrive
Among the millions of words that have appeared in the U.S. press since late April about abuse and torture at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, one has been notably missing: Racism. Overall, when it comes to racial aspects, the news coverage is quite PC -- as in Pentagon Correct. The outlook is "apple...
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