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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?

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.

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.

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 ...

Investigating Bush-Cheney Torture Policies "By the Book"

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

It would be betrayal of the sacrifices of Americans like my grandfather to selectively prosecute the low-level offenders at Abu Ghraib and ignore the policy makers who set the violations of the Geneva Convention in motion.

Abu Ghraib Head: Bush Administration Scapegoated Us

CBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Brigadier General Janis Karpinski, who ran Iraq prisons in 2003, including the notorious Abu Ghraib prison was insistent that all orders on interrogat...

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.

New Report: Bush Officials Tried to Shift Blame for Detainee Abuse to Low-Ranking Soldiers

Sen. Carl Levin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Carl Levin

If we are to retain our status as a leader in the world, we must acknowledge and confront the abuse of detainees in our custody. A new declassified report makes significant progress toward that goal.

Detainees Bemoan New Torture Policy

Jacob Dickerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jacob Dickerman

Al Hussein sighed and looked at his abdomen, where there were no longer any bruises from being slapped. "I never would have become an Islamic Extremist if it weren't for the human rights abuses."

Obama's First 100: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wajahat Ali

President Barack Obama is flying gracefully and confidently through his first 100 days, having ambitiously donned the uniform of the multicultural Superman of the 21st century.

Time to End the Torture Experiment!

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Remember folks that all it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing! There are only a few perpetrators but there are a lot of us.

The Moral Measure of a Civilization Is in Its Treatment of Enemies

Scott Atran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Atran

The restoration of our reputation and standing in the world requires more than just a restatement of principles. It requires that those who violate those principles be brought to justice.

Abu Ghraib Victims May Sue: US Court Ruling

Inter Press Service | William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK, Apr 16 (IPS) - In a ruling that could have widespread implications for government contractors overseas, a federal court has concluded that...

Spain Investigates What America Should

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marjorie Cohn

It is the responsibility of the United States to investigate allegations of torture. The use of torture should be purged from our system, much like we eradicated slavery.

Iraq: Stories You May Have Missed

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

After six years and more than 4,000 U.S. casualties, the Iraq War seems to have disappeared from the national conversation.

Cheney's Deflection of the Truth

Malou Innocent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Malou Innocent

Despite what Vice President Cheney wants Americans to believe, his favored policies have neither made us safer nor limited the ability of terrorists to plan another attack.

Britain Now Has Its Own Abu Graib - Inflicted By Troops, On Troops

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

Four army recruits were found dead at the while undergoing training. Two of them were 17. The army swiftly ruled that they were suicides. It is now clear that the truth is much more complex -- and dark.

An Arrest Warrant for al-Bashir, Could Bush Be Next?

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

The court's decision grimly spelled out the suffering of the people of Darfur, a history full of murder, torture, rape, pillage and deliberate attacks on civilians. Could the ICC's decision set a precedent?

Obama's Refusal To Reverse Bush Policy In Afghanistan Angers Human Rights Groups

The Independent | By Stephen Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Less than a month after signing an executive order to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp, President Barack Obama has quietly agreed to keep denying ...

Abu Ghraib Reopens

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — A gym, barber shop and planters of plastic flowers: Welcome to the gentler face of the infamous Abu Ghraib prison. The lockup where U...

Cheney: Chief of Churls

John Seery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Seery

It's becoming clearer and clearer that official acts of cruelty had little to do, either in intent or effect, with enhancing national security or producing reliable intelligence.

Cheney Sets the Trap

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

You'd think that the at-long-last-former Vice President of the US might take his eight years of power and his 13 points of public approval and slink off to one of those undisclosed locations he liked so much.