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Attacks In Iraq Kill 16, Wound Dozens

AP | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 07.21.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Attacks overnight in two Iraqi cities killed at least 16 people, officials said Monday as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni mili...

The Worst President Since World War II? Uh, Guess Again

Marco Cáceres | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Marco Cáceres

Oh, Americans have such short memories -- made only worse by how pathetically poor many choose to be informed.

Iraq and the Neocons: The Sequel

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Neocons and elite media personalities who got everything wrong on Iraq now darken my TV screen telling me to ignore the invasion, the eight-year occupation, the lies about weapons of mass destruction, "mushroom clouds" becoming "smoking guns," the torture at Abu Ghraib prison and everything else, and pretend the war started with General David Petraeus's miraculous "surge" where everything was wonderful in Iraq until the "dove" Obama pulled the plug. It's a nice narrative if your goal is partisan advantage, but like so much else we've heard from policy elites regarding Iraq, it has nothing to do with reality.

David Lohr

Lawsuit Alleges County Jail Inmates Were Stripped, Tortured, Humiliated

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 06.13.2014 | Crime

Inmates at Floyd County Jail in Indiana were stripped, tortured, humiliated and abused, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Thursday by a local ...

David Lohr

Indiana Woman Allegedly Pepper-Sprayed, Stripped, Left Naked By Jailers

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 06.12.2014 | Crime

A misdemeanor arrest resulted in an Indiana woman being stripped naked, pepper-sprayed and left for hours on the floor of an unsanitary holding cell, ...

Working the Dark Side

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Ten years ago, photos of the crucifixion -- and worse -- were released to the American public. The media still call it "the Abu Ghraib scandal," as th...

The Marquis de Sade in Washington

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

The legacy of America's Iraq is essentially an oil-producing wreck of a state with another autocrat in power, a Shiite government allied to Iran in Baghdad, and a Sunni population in revolt. That, in short, is the upshot of Washington's multi-trillion-dollar war. It might be worth a painting by George W. Bush.

The Road From Abu Ghraib

Karen J. Greenberg | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Karen J. Greenberg

April 28 marks the tenth anniversary of the moment that the horrors of Abu Ghraib were made public in this country. Thus began America's public odyssey with torture, a story in many chapters and still missing an ending.

Iraq Closes Abu Ghraib Prison, But Not For Long

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 06.16.2014 | World

By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA -- The Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi Justice Ministry official said Wednesday that this week's closure of the in...

Conservatives unpatriotically root for Obamacare failure

Dale Hansen | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The mainstream media has been obsessed with comparing the Affordable Care Act (affectionately known as Obamacare) with various failures by the previou...

Torture in U.S. Custody: Why It Will Happen Again If We Don't Address It Now

Mehroz Baig | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Mehroz Baig

If we don't take an introspective look at the policies and actions we've taken in the name of national security, actions that grossly violate our fundamental values, then we are leaving the door open for this to happen again.

Torture: Military Violations of Medical Ethics and Undeniable Evidence -- Again

Steve Heilig | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Steve Heilig

All military physicians are licensed by somebody and should be investigated if there were any suspicions of participation in torture, however defined.

Abu Ghraib Torture Survivors Fight on Against Military Contractors

The Center for Constitutional Rights | Posted 04.29.2014 | World
The Center for Constitutional Rights

By Laura Raymond, Advocacy Program Manager at the Center for Constitutional Rights Can you travel abroad, commit war crimes and then return home an...

CACI's Forgotten Role in Abu Ghraib (II)

Katherine Hawkins | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Katherine Hawkins

It is not clear why the DOJ never prosecuted Steven Stefanowicz, Daniel Johnson, or any other CACI interrogator for their role in the torture at Abu Ghraib. The best clues are contained in a two-part file from the Army Criminal Investigative Division's investigation into the Abu Ghraib abuses, released to the ACLU after a Freedom of Information Act request.

Christina Wilkie

Abu Ghraib Torture Victims Ordered To Pay U.S. Contractor's Legal Fees

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge on Wednesday ordered four Iraqis who were imprisoned at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison to pay nearly $14,000 in legal fe...

CACI's Forgotten Role in Abu Ghraib (I)

Katherine Hawkins | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
Katherine Hawkins

This June, a federal court dismissed Iraqi torture victims' suit against military contractor CACI for its role in their abuse at Abu Ghraib, because the "alleged conduct giving rise to their claims occurred exclusively on foreign soil."

Crime and Punishment: Abu Ghraib Torturers vs. Chelsea Manning

Dinkar Jain | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
Dinkar Jain

Why has no one involved in the horrific Abu Ghraib prison scandal "harmed" the United States as much as Bradley Manning has, according to U.S. prosecu...

Chelsea Manning's Transmorality

Donna Marsh O'Connor | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics
Donna Marsh O'Connor

Chelsea Manning's transsexual nature is not as relevant as her transmoral nature: Murder is wrong, and murder orchestrated, condoned, fitted to moral by the state is worse. If the former meant she was perfectly situated to "leak", then the latter is, too, a function of a higher nature than gender.

Bradley Manning Headed To Prison, While Those Who Authorized Torture Go Free

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

FORT MEADE, Md. -- Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Wednesday for releasing 700,000 documents about the United States' worldwide...

What Bradley Manning's Sentence Will Tell Us About Our Military Justice System

Michael Moore | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Michael Moore

Today Bradley Manning was convicted on 20 of 22 counts, including violating the Espionage Act, releasing classified information and disobeying orders. That's the bad news. The good news is he was found not guilty on the charge of "aiding the enemy." That's 'cause who he was aiding was us, the American people. And we're not the enemy. Right?

Interpol Posts Security Alert For Al Qaeda Prison Breaks

AP | Posted 09.23.2013 | World

PARIS — International police agency Interpol has issued a security alert around the Middle East over the escape of al-Qaida members and other da...

John McCain's Fantasy-Land

Jon Soltz | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Just like in Iraq, it is clear that Senator John McCain is living in an fantasy-land, where the American military alone can shape any geopolitical situation into whatever it wants, like a lump of clay.

Al Qaeda Claims Deadly Prison Raids In Iraq

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 09.22.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — Al-Qaida's branch in Iraq claimed responsibility Tuesday for audacious raids on two high-security prisons on the outskirts of Baghdad ...

Hundreds Of Prisoners, Including Senior Al Qaeda Members, Escape From Abu Ghraib

AP | ADAM SCHRECK and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 09.21.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraqi security forces locked down areas around the infamous Abu Ghraib prison and another high-security detention facility on Baghdad'...

American Anniversaries from Hell

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Take this April. It will be the ninth anniversary of the widespread release of the now infamous photos of torture, abuse, and humiliation from Abu Ghraib. Or to pick another anniversary that, strangely enough, goes uncelebrated here, consider the passage of the USA Patriot Act.