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Abu Ghraib

Cheney and Torture

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jesse Larner

Cheney and his ilk don't understand liberty, and they don't understand freedom, what it costs and what it's worth. They are small men and cowards, selling out the rule of law at the first whiff of danger.

Dick Cheney - The Republican Gift that Keeps Giving

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The Cheney model for the post-vice presidency seems to be to become the party's lead attack dog. It is difficult to fathom why Cheney has chosen to do this, but supporters of Obama should not be ungrateful.

Sentencing of Steve Green in Abeer Death, Command Structure In Iraq

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gail McGowan Mellor

Enlisted people moreover are only one dimension. The truly dangerous distortion is at the top, in the command structures.

Jason Linkins

Abu Ghraib Ties To Gitmo Shown By DOJ Memos

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, in his remarks at the American Enterprise Institute, former Vice President Dick Cheney protested that everyone had Abu Ghraib all wrong! ...

Memory, War, and the Memory of War

Louis Bickford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Bickford

Extreme violations of human rights in any context, including a war, are too important to forget. We want future generations to remember that we insisted on accountability for them.

Yes We Are Them and They Are Us

Roderick Spencer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Roderick Spencer

Until both sides have the courage to recognize themselves in each other, and in the torture pictures, debate is useless. People on the Left are just as capable of rationalizing cruelty as people on the Right.

Obama to Offer Blindfolds and Ear Plugs to All Americans

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Filipowicz

Until we take off our blindfolds, until we truly hold accountable those who authorized these heinous acts, we will continue to endanger not only ourselves, but our troops.

Torture Commission: A Gift to the Republican Right?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

It is a bitter pill to swallow that those most responsible for the terrible abuses of the past decade are those who are most likely to benefit from an investigation into the truth.

An Open Letter to Vice President Dick Cheney

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

You, Mr. Vice President, provided our enemies with all the anti-American propaganda they needed and then some. You thereby killed American troops as surely as if you personally set off roadside bombs.

Hide the Photos but Bring the Real Criminals to Light

Trey Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trey Ellis

The actions of some twisted soldiers are the effects, not the cause, of why this land of the free is now known as the land of torture. Releasing more photos will not help change that perception.

Obama Makes Terrible Mistake by Not Releasing Pictures

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Obama has not just protected the torturers, but empowered them. They now get to claim they tried to protect America and that anyone who tries to show their misdeeds endangers America.

Detainee Photos: Obama Seeks To Block Release

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama declared Wednesday he would try to block the court-ordered release of photos showing U.S. troops abusing pri...

The Levin Report Prompts A Second Look At Other Bush-Era Whitewashes

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Fiderer

The story of Taguba's report reflects a truism applicable to every investigation: When large swaths of information are declared off limits, the resulting work product may be fatally flawed.

Torture Images From Set Of Standard Operating Procedure Retell Story Of Abu Ghraib

Huffington Post Contributors | Nubar Alexanian and Katharine Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Photographs by Nubar Alexanian Text by Katharine Thomas One of President Obama's first executive decisions in office was to prohibit the use of inte...

Retired Brigadier General: Those Who Approved Torture "Must Be Held Accountable"

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marlene H. Phillips

Says Adams: "I have never known anyone in a leadership position in the military who would condone torture. They would never do it... which is to uphold the Constitution and the rule of law."

Abu Ghraib Guards: We Were Scapegoats For Bush

Times London | Tim Reid | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Prison guards jailed for abusing inmates at the Abu Ghraib jail in Iraq are planning to appeal against their convictions on the ground that recently r...

America's Willing Torturers

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth C. Davis

We stand justified in asking our leaders to hold America to a higher standard -- to probe the decisions and decision-makers who led us to that darkened cell with its waterboards and bug boxes.

I Think I Owe Lynndie England an Apology

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Dupuy

I never thought I would say this, but Lynndie England is a symbol of embarrassment. Not because she posed in pictures following orders, but because our government let her take the fall.

Obama's First 100 Days: Restoring the Good Name of the U.S.

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The task awaiting Obama was massive. And yet, there is a rush to decide how he's doing after 100 days. Donnie Walsh gets two years to revive the Knicks, but the president only gets 100 days to fix the country?

Torture, American-Style

Anne-Marie Cusac | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anne-Marie Cusac

What astonished me was not the Abu Ghraib torture, but the public's shock and dismay. How could people be so surprised when so many of the same practices had already happened here?

Torture Revelations Will Leave the Left Frustrated

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

The most likely outcome of this whole business will be that nobody will be punished.

Looking Back at Abu Ghraib 5 Years Later

Mary Mapes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Mapes

Five years ago, I was at work at CBS News in New York, holding a manila folder to my chest, guarding it with my life. Inside, there were pictures from Abu Ghraib.

New Torture Photos Release Delayed By Obama (UPDATED)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: The White House plans to announce that Obama is "seeking to delay release of 'torture photos' depicting detainee abuse, reversing course. Wh...

Prison Abuse Photos From Iraq, Afghanistan To Be Released By Pentagon

Los Angeles Times | Peter Wallsten, Julian Barnes and Greg Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Reporting from Washington -- The Obama administration agreed late Thursday to release dozens of photographs depicting alleged abuse by U.S. personnel ...

Torture, Done in Our Name

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rick Horowitz

If the rest of us are to live with ourselves, if we're to regain our own consciences, first we have to see it for what it was, and call it by its rightful name, this thing that was done in our name.