His Own Abu Ghraib

When Afghan authorities raided the house of a former Green Beret named Jonathan (Jack) Idema in Kabul last week, they were startled to find a makeshift prison. Inside were three Afghan prisoners hanging from their feet. Five more men were locked up and badly beaten. Another example of prison abuse by U.S. forces? No, this do-it-yourself Abu Ghraib was a private jail being run by Idema and two other Americans who, along with several Afghan helpers, appear to have set themselves up as antiterrorist bounty hunters. "They pretended they were fighting terrorism," said Interior Minister Ali Ahmad Jalali, after the three...

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