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When US soldiers abused Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghraib Prison, the perpetrators were not tried in Iraq under Iraqi law. They were court-martialled and tried under US military law. There was some outrage around the world when sentences handed out to the convicts were deemed to be lenient. If a Ghanaian ...
There is a dark, deep division, still visible, between those who can stomach atrocities like My Lai, and those who cannot. It surfaced again over Iraq, and over the ugly revelations from Abu Ghraib prison. It will return with the current administration's choice for CIA Director, a lady who oversaw a "black prison" ...

Then photos of Abu Ghraib came out along. Also the stories about black sites, extreme rendition, and torture. That was ... moral high ground and if it matters, this is profoundly self-destructive. The views expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect Al Jazeera's editorial stance.
Former Abu Ghraib detainees say time has not fully healed the physical and mental pain they suffered at the infamous US prison. ... sensational,” adding that “the most direct consequence of releasing them, I believe, would be to inflame anti-American public opinion and to put our troops in greater danger.”.
But the graphic abuses committed by U.S. forces decades later at Abu Ghraib prison during the war in Iraq, along with the CIA's torture of detainees, raise the question of whether any reform, no matter how effective, can ever fully eliminate the danger. In terms of history, the significance of My Lai remains ...
Karen J. Greenberg is the director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law, the author of Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State, and the editor of "The Torture Papers: The Road to Abu Ghraib and The Torture Debate in America." Get the Think newsletter. SUBSCRIBE. Get the Think ...

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD MARCH 13, 2018 ... “In my opinion, it works,” he told Sean Hannity of Fox News early last year. ... The use of torture and secret foreign prisons — think of the deeply disgraceful events at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq — was a boon to terrorist groups, helping their propaganda and ...
We used torture in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo, and imprisoned people without due process. Untold wounded, dead or displaced civilians have created refugee crises and more terrorists. Now there are terrorists in Iraq and Syria and homegrown terrorists in our schools. And we wonder why. The United ...
It has been nearly 50 years the Mỹ Lai Massacre occurred at the hands of the U.S. military during the Vietnam War on March 16, 1968. To commemorate the fallen and those who stood up in the name of humanity against such crimes, Hancher auditorium will host the operatic performance My Lai, featuring ...
Nearly 10 years after the action was first initiated, and following numerous motions for reconsideration and interlocutory and direct appeals, plaintiffs asserting claims under the Alien Tort Statute can proceed to discovery against a contractor whose employees allegedly abused and tortured the Plaintiffs at ...
When Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, etc were supervising the monstrosities of Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay, David Hare was able to draw full houses with his biting play, Stuff Happens, in which George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice and the gents mentioned above were squarely chastised for the Iraq ...
In 2008, they sued a government contractor, CACI Premier Technology, Inc., which provided interrogation services for the U.S. military at Abu Ghraib. ... The majority opinion, after 14 pages of opining how the ATS does not apply to human rights violations occurring outside the United States, added: “[o]n ...
Plaintiffs Suhail Al Shimari, Salah Al–Ejaili, and Asa'ad Al–Zuba'e, all Iraqi nationals, were detained in the custody of the U.S. Army at Abu Ghraib prison ... The majority opinion, after 14 pages of opining how the ATS does not apply to human rights violations occurring outside the United States, added: “[o]n ...
Nearly ten years after the action was first initiated, and following numerous motions for reconsideration and interlocutory and direct appeals, plaintiffs asserting claims under the Alien Tort Statute can proceed to discovery against a contractor whose employees allegedly abused and tortured the plaintiffs at ...
In the end, then president George W Bush ignored American public opinion and the sage advice of senior Republicans like former secretary of state James ... US abhorrent behaviours exhibited during the war (Abu Ghraib, torture, Guantanamo, etc) also fuelled extremist currents, giving new life to Al-Qaeda ...
Saddam Hussein had Abu Ghraib. Iran has Evin. And then there's New York. We boast Rikers Island, a New York City jail so bad officials are desperately looking for ways to close it. And Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, where prisoners were allegedly abused after a 2015 prison break both to get ...
In the end, Bush ignored American public opinion and the sage advice of senior Republican statesmen like former secretary of state James Baker and ... Abhorrent behaviour displayed by members of the US forces during the war (Abu Ghraib, torture, Guantanamo Bay etc) also fuelled extremist currents, ...

Images from Abu Ghraib contributed to the wide sense among Americans that U.S. officials were condoning torture in Iraq. And more recently, graphic videos and images from police shootings of black Americans have galvanized a broad protest movement and led to real change in public opinion.
Many of the detainees who are still in Gitmo, and many that passed through that repeat of Abu Ghraib, will return to the battlefield against U.S. troops. These people were treated with the utmost disregard for human rights by U.S. service personnel with the approval of our government. The CIA admitted that it ...
And she hammered Rauner recently during the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board, a must-see video before the primary. It prompted columnist John ... President Bush, the Iraq War and Abu Ghraib changed his life goal, so he got involved with the John Kerry presidential campaign. From there he was elected ...
And she hammered Rauner recently during the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board, a must-see video before the primary. It prompted columnist John ... President Bush, the Iraq War and Abu Ghraib changed his life goal, so he got involved with the John Kerry presidential campaign. From there he was elected ...
It was Abu Ghraib prison that introduced the world to the violent infrastructure of torture in the war on terror. In 2004, when photos emerged documenting extensive torture ranging from prisoners on leashes to bodies piled atop each other in pyramid structure to prisoners standing in crucifixion like postures, ...
After the Air Force, Saccone worked as a civilian for the U.S. Army during the Iraq War as an interrogation consultant at the Abu Ghraib prison, according to ... staff writer, senior staff writer training new reporters, copy editor, page designer, editorial writer, editorial page editor and editorial board member.


 

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