Meet the new jailers-- Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad is at the centre of fresh abuse allegations just a week after it was handed over to Iraqi authorities, with claims that inmates are being tortured by their new captors.
Mass executions, torture again, etc. How bad is it when the inmates plead for us
to come back? (Warning--this second link is graphic evidence of what we did there--NSFW)
"We do not torture"
(Bush, Nov. 7)
In an important clarification of
President George W. Bush's earlier statement, a top White House official refused to unequivocally rule out the use of torture...
(Hadley, Nov. 13) --
The fate of a House provision to ban the torture of prisoners in U.S. custody is in doubt, strongly opposed by the Administration.
And don't call it torture: the preferred talking point wording is now enhanced interrogation techniques.
"He told me his brother was there with him, but he really wanted to see his mother, could he please call his mother. He was crying."
--thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, the ACLU has received documents detailing detention, abuse, and death, of many, including children,
at Abu Ghraib. Mostly PDFs, but summaries
available on most pages: ... Investigation closed because furtherance "would be of little or no value" ...
--statements of that sort are common throughout.