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Abu Ghraib

How General McChrystal May Have Hurt Himself

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

From Generals MacArthur to Shinseki, history has taught us that trying to pressure your commander-in-chief from the outside almost never results in a change of opinion from the president.

Torture Accountability at Last - for Peru

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

It is not cliche or radical to demand the U.S. hold our own torturers (at all levels) to the same level of accountability as British mining corporations.

Ishtar Lives! Men Who Stare at Goats

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Jones

My theory is that Hollywood decided to remake Ishtar. The reason, I can only guess: global warming. It's causing everything else these days.

The Torture Report

Jameel Jaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jameel Jaffer

Five years after Abu Ghraib, the Defense Department is still withholding photographs showing prisoners being abused at other facilities, as well as interrogation directives used by special forces.

Metaphor Madness

Bob Giloth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Giloth

ACORN wrongly gave advice to people who were trying to take advantage of public and private funds for illegal purposes. Were they breaking the law or the public trust? In either case, not Abu Ghraib by a long shot.

Camp Bucca: Military Closes Largest Detention Camp In Iraq

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAMP BUCCA, Iraq — The U.S. military on Wednesday closed Camp Bucca, an isolated desert prison that was once its largest lockup in Iraq, as it m...

Inmates Attack Guards At Iraq's Abu Ghraib Prison

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Abu Ghraib prison inmates rioted for a second straight day Friday to demand better conditions, setting fire to mattresses and seizing ...

The Tangled Roots of the Terror Psychology: J. Robert Lennon's Novel "Castle"

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

Lennon's unusual, very ambitious novel brings us closer to the terror protagonist than any post-9/11 novel yet.

Investigate Alleged Abuse of Terror Suspects

Navi Pillay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Navi Pillay

I hope there is a swift examination of the various allegations of abuse made by former and current detainees in Guantanamo and other US-run prisons.

The Scapegoat's Apology

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

William Calley has apologized for his role in the My Lai massacre; now it's time to atone.

This Democrat Is Disappointed With His President and His Party

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Democrats not only own the White House, but also have an overwhelming majority in the House and a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. Yet oddly they're still acting as if they're on the outside looking in.

FLASHBACK: Ted Kennedy Vs. John Ashcroft (VIDEO)

Attackerman | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As we dig through the latest rounds of torture disclosures, it's instructive to remember a moment from June of 2004. In the aftermath of the Abu Ghrai...

ReThinking Standard Operating Procedure: Yes, Virginia, We Really Do Torture

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

In light of a new report set to be released today from the CIA, I want to take another look at Standard Operating Procedure, Errol Morris' documentary about torture at Abu Ghraib.

Fox News "Can't Get a Straight Answer" from White House

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The hypocritical Republican crybabies at Fox are outraged over a heated exchange last Thursday between Obama's press secretary Robert Gibbs and their White House correspondent, Major Garrett.

The Gates Affair: Why We Care

Daniel Bruno Sanz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Bruno Sanz

Inheritance is White, poor credit scores, Black. A missing woman is White and a fugitive on the loose is Black.

Washington Post Endorses Abu Ghraib Scapegoating For Torture

Salon | Glenn Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Washington Post Editorial Page -- keeper of all establishment Washington wisdom -- today advocates that low-level CIA interrogators who went beyon...

Releasing Detainee Photos Would Bring More Harm To Victims: Commentary

nytimes.com | WILLIAM QUINN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DESPITE demands by human rights advocates that photos documenting abuse of military detainees be made public, the Senate last month passed legislation...

In the Shadows of "Our" Torture

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Carol Smaldino

With a kind of paranoia, we deny and project parts of ourselves: in the meantime over the course of history we have felt justified in blaming, hating, fearing, conquering and even torturing.

Free Bernie Madoff

Bob Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Edgar

What if, instead of sentencing Bernie Madoff today to spend the rest of his life in prison, a judge decided that we should let the criminal mastermind "move forward" and enjoy his golden years?

Torture, Healing and Accountability

Allen Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allen Keller

We owe torture survivors, and we owe ourselves truth and accountability.

Never Forget: The International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Sadly, our celebrity-obsessed world is unlikely to pay much attention to the International Day in Support of the Victims of Torture, as the death of Michael Jackson dominates headlines.

CIA May Be Protecting Cheney With Blocked Report

The Plumline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Friday, there may be a major development in the torture wars: The CIA is set to release portions of a 2004 report that reportedly found no proof th...

Secrecy Sacrificing National Security

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

Our nation's most notorious criminals violate our most fundamental laws and remain not only free, but actively engaged in influencing our national security policies.

Jeff Muskus

Lieberman, Graham Threaten To Shut Down Senate Over Detainee Photos

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) lambasted transparency advocates at a press conference Tuesday, when they renewed their p...

In Sri Lanka: Explaining the Tamil Tigers

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The Sri Lankan government has battled the Tamil Tigers on two fronts for almost three decades: on the battlefield and in the arena of world opinion. No one thought they could win militarily, but they did.