Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Good News from Abu Ghraib
The US Army has released 500 prisoners from the controversial Abu Ghraib prison complex located near Baghdad, as a goodwill gesture on Id. Detainees who had no serious charges of bombing, torture (ironical given the abuse of Iraqi prisoners) or kidnapping were released. The photographs of the Abu Ghraib torture had appeared in the New Yorker in its May 10, 2004 issue. The report roused a furore and severely dented the credibility of the US army. The torture came at a time when the US was already facing flak for thrusting another unnecessary and unfortunate war on the Middle East.