Humiliation In An Iraqi Jail

Abu Ghraib Prison is, even by Iraq's perversely high standards, a place with a barbarous history. During Saddam Hussein's cruel regime, torture, humiliation and random murder were standard fare within its walls. That was all supposed to have changed when coalition forces took over last year and began filling the jail with captives from the motley Iraqi resistance. But it seems that echoes of those unsavory traditions have persisted.

In February the U.S. Army suspended 17 guards at the prison. It became clear why last week, when pictures taken at the jail by the guards themselves were obtained and broadcast by...

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