Archive for the ‘Iraq’ Category

Torture had become the normal and accepted behavior by MPs and MI officers inside of the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. So much so that dehumanizing acts were recorded and photographed by those performing the unbelievably sadistic techniques. There seemed to be no shame or guilt on the faces of those of the 372nd Military Police Company such as Sergeant Graner as they smile arrogantly at the camera as male prisoners are laying nude piled one on top of another. The power that Graner had been given had become uncontrollable. Nudity, explicit sexual abuse, and physical abuse were taking place on a daily basis and no one seemed to be concerned with the violation of human rights of these Iraqi detainees. These acts would have been humiliating for any human being but were especially horrifying for those of the Islamic religion.


4.5 million children of Iraq have lost one or both parents. This means 14% of the population are orphans.

Dirty Wars: The World Is A Battlefield (9781568586717)
Jeremy Scahill

“The Iraqi people can be certain of this. The United States is committed to helping them build a better future. We will bring Iraq food and medicine and supplies, and most importantly, freedom.”
—President George W. Bush, addressing religious broadcasters in Nashville, Tenn., in February 2003, five weeks before the United States invaded Iraq.