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Abu Ghraib

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.

Smooth Sailing For Panetta

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Panetta has a more than full plate as the next CIA director. It's good he's going to be starting out without all the political distractions that many thought would derail him last month.

The GOP's Phony Honor

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

Republicans are accusing Obama of disrespecting the Oval Office by not enforcing a coat and tie dress code. What next, a lecture from Karl Rove about obeying the law?

Video for Change: The ICC and Justice for Child Soldiers in the DRC

Yvette Alberdingk Thijm | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yvette Alberdingk Thijm

The International Criminal Court commenced its first trial Jan 26, and I am inspired by the myriad and unprecedented ways video and technology have been incorporated into the proceedings.

Memorial Day, Abu Ghraib Film, Opens in NYC

Ryan J. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ryan J. Davis

Memorial Day begins with a group of young Americans partying at a beach town over their holiday break and follows their army service at an Iraqi Prison.

Days of our Lives

Chris Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Campbell

When I picked up the paper the morning of November 5th, I still couldn't believe it. As the weeks passed, every story reminded me that, yes, Barack Hussein Obama had indeed won.

A New Approach to Terrorism

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kerry Kennedy

A war on terror which undermines the most basic values of society -- life, liberty, the rule of law -- is not worth waging if we end up creating a society which mirrors the repression we battled in the first place.

Obama, Islamic World and Obstacles of "Mutual Respect"

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Omid Memarian

You cannot just declare respect and move on, you must recognize how much damage your predecessor has done.

Abu Ghraib Prison To Reopen -- With Facelift And New Name

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq will reopen the notorious Abu Ghraib prison next month, but it's getting a facelift and a new name, a senior justice official sai...

Obama Faces Daunting Task Winning Over Arab World

GlobalPost.com | Caryle Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIYADH -- A Saudi friend recently asked me a difficult question. Norah Al Hassawi was lamenting the horrible televised scenes of bloodshed and huma...

Bush's Final Press Conference: White House Interns Forced To Fill Seats

The Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bush's final press conference was, at best, a maladroit, awkward, and typically belated attempt at final fence-mending before the president leaves off...

Obama on Torture: Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

This answer tracks the language of many torture apologists (and advocates) in Washington, who posit a choice between protecting the country today and second-guessing the past.

What Do Torture and Porn Have in Common? More Than You Might Think.

Susannah Breslin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Susannah Breslin

While many Americans have seen photos from Abu Ghraib, many have turned a blind-eye to their country's position on torture. Video games encourage us to engage deeply with complicated questions, torture among them.

CIA: The Panetta Pick and the Feinstein Factor

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Feinstein's call for the appointment of a CIA director who can be linked to the practices Obama has made clear must end demonstrates how out of touch she is on intelligence.

Obama Prompted To Prosecute Bush

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With few exceptions the transition period has been a model of presidential goodwill and cooperation. Apparently, the curious users who have been submi...

Joe Klein Proposes Bush Memorial In Washington: Statue Of Hooded Abu Ghraib Prisoner

Time | Joe Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"This is not the America I know," President George W. Bush said after the first, horrifying pictures of U.S. troops torturing prisoners at the Abu Ghr...

If Terrorism Is a Cancer, Treat It Like One

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

In the spirit of President-elect Obama's call for unity, the present divide between opponents and supporters of the war in Iraq needs to be healed. O...