Daily Archives: July 26, 2008

“Ghosts of Abu Ghraib” (DVD)

Recently, I watched a very interesting, albeit unsettling, documentary titled “Ghosts of Abu Ghraib.”  More information about the film is here.

The film, of course, addresses the notorious photographs of torture (or alleged torture, some feel) that was conducted by U.S. prison workers at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.  The pictures speak for themselves.  The people interviewed speak volumes as well, although their assertions (unlike the pictures)are more open to dispute.  Were the prison workers involved “a few bad apples,” or were they acting under the explicit direction or negligent oversight of the U.S. government?  All of the above, according to the film.

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