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Death Squads and Prison Abuse in Iraq

Feb 17, 2006
In a big story that is receiving scant media attention, the U claims that Iraqi police forces are acting as "death squads" to wipe out Sunnis At the same time, the Iraq parliament is condemning the U for the newly released pictures of prisoner abuse in Abu Ghraib.

In Their Own Words

Feb 16, 2006
Newly released photos and videos of inhumane conditions at Abu Ghraib have again shone a spotlight on America's treatment of its prisoners Read the sworn statements by prisoners at Abu Ghraib, obtained and translated by the Washington Post in 2004 at the height of the prison abuse scandal Excerpt: "As soon as we arrived, they put sandbags over our heads and they kept beating us And every single night this military guy comes over and beat us and handcuffed us until the end of his shift".

The Wonderful World of Outsourced Torture

Dec 14, 2005
The more we learn of the Bush administration's pervasive outsourcing of torture, the more sensible it seems as a policy. Evidently, our intelligence people, tainted as they are by the squeamish morality of Western civilization, are just not fully up to the task of getting prisoners to tell us what the administration wants us to hear.