Posts tagged "abu ghraib"

Remembering Differently:
Coping with 9/11 Fatigue

by Jeremy F. Walton 9/11 fatigue is a fully comprehensible, affective response to the cadences of nationalism that have accompanied public commemoration of the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001. But this fatigue should not constitute the alibi for indifference, solipsism, or cynicism. Several weeks after September 11, 2001, I participated in what was surely a...

U.S. Ethics, the Rule of Law and Human Rights

From Richard Kim's recent editorial at The Nation, "Obama's 'War on Terror'":
And so we now see clearly a kind of social cancer: the exercise of inhumane and abusive power simply because it is the state’s prerogative. Recall that this is what happened in Abu Ghraib—not torture for purpose but torture for fun, for petty...

The Third Martyr

The pictures from Abu Ghraib won’t just change the course of the war, writes Ali Eteraz – they may transform Islam. The nameless, hooded prisoner crucified with wires at Abu Ghraib has already joined the list of great martyrs killed in the region now known as Iraq, a list that includes Hussain, the son of the Prophet...