Thursday, March 09, 2006
WHY DID AMERICANS AT ABU GHRAIB BEHAVE LIKE MONSTERS? part 1
In one of the Abu Ghraib photos there is a guard kneeling on a group of prisoners, with fist drawn back, apparently punching out a prisoner. Nearby lies a prisoner with pants down around his ankles and underwear down about his thighs and buttocks exposed.
In the interview the convicted guard relates the circumstances leading up to the photo of him beating a prisoner. There is no explanation for the exposure of the prisoner with clothing pulled down.
It is interesting to note that most of the men interviewed about Abu Ghraib state that Military Intelligence took over policy, supervision, and even interrogation of prisoner at the prison, even though it is against Military policy. The troopers allege that orders came down from the highest levels re: treatment and techniques used against prisoners. Ofcourse the upper echelons deny this. I believe the enlisted men. Also, the only officer charged was the female officer in command of Abu Ghraib, and she states that Military Intelligence would not allow her in the prison.
As is usual, the "little people" get charged and punished and the "big guys" go free.
That's the way it's always been.
Later I will add a post about why do ordinary men and women stoop to such perverted levels.
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