The Truth and Consequences of Abu Ghraib

After weeks of media thunderstorms, one should reflect on the abuses of Abu Ghraib. Here is some food for day-of-rest reflection:

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“After spending over nine months in the prison, Hussein Sami did not complain of physical abuse. However, he said he and other prisoners were under psychological pressure, with guards repeatedly shouting and insulting inmates. The prison was also unsafe because Iraqi insurgents sometimes targeted it with mortar rounds,” reports the New York Times. Evils have been done by individuals who will see Justice. Justice will be done by the strongest democracy on earth that, had it not done away with Saddam, would have permitted “hundreds of thousands [to perish] during Saddam Hussein’s tyranny, under a regime whose hallmark was terror, summary execution, torture and rape.”

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