Abu Ghraib

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*Sure; with Guantanamo (w:Guantanamo) and Abu Ghraib (w:Abu Ghraib), and headlines about Michael B. Mukasey (w:Michael B. Mukasey) such as ''Is It Torture? The Nominee Won’t Say'', why wouldn't an examination of BDSM and torture in the popular culture be appropriate? --David Shankbone (User:David Shankbone) 20:50, 21 October 2007 (UTC) ::This is Wikinews...not Wikipedia :) And I think its a GREAT interview...this should bring in some readers. I like to have something a bit controversial every now and then. :) ''DragonFire1024 (User:DragonFire1024)'' ('''Talk to the Dragon (User talk:DragonFire1024)''') 20:51, 21 October 2007 (UTC) :'''Michael:''' It’s all ridiculous. I don’t get embarrassed being an American, but I definitely avoid going places where Americans aren’t popular. :'''EW:''' But aside from all that, just living here year after year when you have a government that you hate, and that is systematically destroying the fabric of our society, and just taking apart everything they can think of. “Health care for children? Veto that. School system? Let’s destroy that.” Whatever you can think of. “Prisoners rights (w:Prisoners rights)? Let’s create Guantanamo Bay (w:Guantanamo Bay) and Abu Ghraib (w:Abu Ghraib).” Everything! I just sent a check today to the ACLU (w:ACLU). It’s really the time to be doing that. '''DS: Nadine Strossen is such a believer (ACLU President Strossen on religion, drugs, guns and impeaching George Bush). I guess you need to be a believer to be President of the ACLU. What trait do you deplore in yourself? The reports undermine claims made by several Bush-era officials that the leaked events of Abu Ghraib (w:Abu Ghraib) and Guantanamo Bay (w:Guantanamo Bay) were the result of "bad apples" from the bottom of both the CIA and the Pentagon's command structure. Says Carl Levin (w:Carl Levin), chair of the intelligence committee: "The paper trail on abuse leads to top civilian leaders, and our report connects the dots."


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of civilian interrogators led by Steven Stephanowicz, a former Navy petty officer and an employee of a Virginia company called CACI International, began work at Abu Ghraib under a classified (Classified information) one-year military contract. ... Their job was to conduct interrogations in conjunction with military police and military intelligence units, according to a company memorandum." In the report (Taguba Report) by Major General Antonio M. Taguba regarding the alleged acts of brutality, abuse, and torture at the Enemy Prisoner of War facility at Abu Ghraib and other Enemy Prisoner of War Camps in Iraq and Afghanistan, Taguba said, "'Specifically I suspect that Col. Thomas M. Pappas (Thomas Pappas), Lt. Col. Steve L. Jordan, Mr. Steven Stephanowicz and Mr. John Israel were either directly or indirectly responsible for the abuses at Abu Ghraib and strongly recommend immediate disciplinary actions ..." *Sure; with Guantanamo (w:Guantanamo) and Abu Ghraib (w:Abu Ghraib), and headlines about Michael B. Mukasey (w:Michael B. Mukasey) such as ''Is It Torture? The Nominee Won’t Say'', why wouldn't an examination of BDSM and torture in the popular culture be appropriate? --David Shankbone (User:David Shankbone) 20:50, 21 October 2007 (UTC) ::This is Wikinews...not Wikipedia :) And I think its a GREAT interview...this should bring in some readers. I like to have something a bit controversial every now and then. :) ''DragonFire1024 (User:DragonFire1024)'' ('''Talk to the Dragon (User talk:DragonFire1024)''') 20:51, 21 October 2007 (UTC) :'''Michael:''' It’s all ridiculous. I don’t get embarrassed being an American, but I definitely avoid going places where Americans aren’t popular. :'''EW:''' But aside from all that, just living here year after year when you have a government that you hate, and that is systematically destroying the fabric of our society, and just taking apart everything they can think of. “Health care for children? Veto that. School system? Let’s destroy that.” Whatever you can think of. “Prisoners rights (w:Prisoners rights)? Let’s create Guantanamo Bay (w:Guantanamo Bay) and Abu Ghraib (w:Abu Ghraib).” Everything! I just sent a check today to the ACLU (w:ACLU). It’s really the time to be doing that. '''DS: Nadine Strossen is such a believer (ACLU President Strossen on religion, drugs, guns and impeaching George Bush). I guess you need to be a believer to be President of the ACLU. What trait do you deplore in yourself? The reports undermine claims made by several Bush-era officials that the leaked events of Abu Ghraib (w:Abu Ghraib) and Guantanamo Bay (w:Guantanamo Bay) were the result of "bad apples" from the bottom of both the CIA and the Pentagon's command structure. Says Carl Levin (w:Carl Levin), chair of the intelligence committee: "The paper trail on abuse leads to top civilian leaders, and our report connects the dots."


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: Memo on Methods Of Interrogation Had Wide Review publisher ''Washington Post'' date 2004-06-27 first Dana last Priest accessdate May 2, 2010 In Iraq, Abu Ghraib was disclosed as also working as a black site, and was the center of an extensive prisoner abuse scandal (Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse). *Sure; with Guantanamo (w:Guantanamo) and Abu Ghraib (w:Abu Ghraib), and headlines about Michael B. Mukasey (w:Michael B. Mukasey) such as ''Is It Torture? The Nominee Won’t Say'', why wouldn't an examination of BDSM and torture in the popular culture be appropriate? --David Shankbone (User:David Shankbone) 20:50, 21 October 2007 (UTC) ::This is Wikinews...not Wikipedia :) And I think its a GREAT interview...this should bring in some readers. I like to have something a bit controversial every now and then. :) ''DragonFire1024 (User:DragonFire1024)'' ('''Talk to the Dragon (User talk:DragonFire1024)''') 20:51, 21 October 2007 (UTC) :'''Michael:''' It’s all ridiculous. I don’t get embarrassed being an American, but I definitely avoid going places where Americans aren’t popular. :'''EW:''' But aside from all that, just living here year after year when you have a government that you hate, and that is systematically destroying the fabric of our society, and just taking apart everything they can think of. “Health care for children? Veto that. School system? Let’s destroy that.” Whatever you can think of. “Prisoners rights (w:Prisoners rights)? Let’s create Guantanamo Bay (w:Guantanamo Bay) and Abu Ghraib (w:Abu Ghraib).” Everything! I just sent a check today to the ACLU (w:ACLU). It’s really the time to be doing that. '''DS: Nadine Strossen is such a believer (ACLU President Strossen on religion, drugs, guns and impeaching George Bush). I guess you need to be a believer to be President of the ACLU. What trait do you deplore in yourself? The reports undermine claims made by several Bush-era officials that the leaked events of Abu Ghraib (w:Abu Ghraib) and Guantanamo Bay (w:Guantanamo Bay) were the result of "bad apples" from the bottom of both the CIA and the Pentagon's command structure. Says Carl Levin (w:Carl Levin), chair of the intelligence committee: "The paper trail on abuse leads to top civilian leaders, and our report connects the dots."


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Abu Ghraib

'''Abu Ghraib''' ( , ''Abū Ghurayb'' ) is a city in the Al Anbar Governorate of Iraq, located just west of Baghdad's city center, or northwest of Baghdad International Airport. It has a population of 189,000 (2003). The old road to Jordan passes through Abu Ghraib. The government of Iraq created the city and Abu Ghraib District in 1944.

The placename has been translated as "father (Abu (Arabic term)) of little crows" (in the sense of "place abundant in small crows"), but this translation has been suspected of being an "eggcorn", and the name may be related to gharb "west" instead, (see also etymology of the word Arab).

Abu Ghraib was known for the Abu Ghraib Infant Formula Plant, which Western intelligence agencies (Intelligence agency) perennially claimed to be a biological weapons production facility. The plant was built in 1980 and painted with a dappled camouflage pattern during the Iran–Iraq War. It was bombed during the Gulf War, and the Iraqi government allowed CNN reporter Peter Arnett to film the destroyed building (Peter Arnett#Baby milk factory controversy) along with a conspicuous hand-painted sign that read, "baby milk factory". Iraq partially rebuilt the facility afterward, and US Secretary of State Colin Powell cited it again as a weapons production plant in the run-up to the Iraq War. An examination of suspected weapons facilities by the Iraq Survey Group later determined that the plant, in disuse for some time, housed discarded infant formula, but found no evidence of weapons production.

The city is also the site of Abu Ghraib prison, which was one of the sites where political dissidents were incarcerated under former ruler Saddam Hussein. Thousands of these dissidents were tortured and executed (capital punishment). After Saddam Hussein's fall, the Abu Ghraib prison was used by American forces in Iraq. In 2003, Abu Ghraib prison earned international notoriety for the torture and abuses (Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse) by members of the United States Army during the post-invasion period (Post-invasion Iraq, 2003–present).

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