The Psychology of Abu Ghraib: Elite Thought and Iraqi Prisoner Abuse

From Newtopia Magazine:

Abughraib_1 The Shadow, the fictional hero of pulp magazines and classic radios, used to begin every show with the rhetorical question, “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?” Recent reports of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib have had the world asking the same question. According to a United States Army report, the abuses included:

  • Punching, slapping, and kicking detainees; jumping on their naked feet;
  • Forcibly arranging detainees in various sexually explicit positions for photographing;
  • Forcing detainees to remove their clothing and keeping them naked for several days at a time;
  • Forcing naked male detainees to wear women’s underwear;

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