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An examination of the prisoner abuse scandal involving U.S. soldiers and detainees at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison in the fall of 2003.

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Examines the abuse, torture, and murder of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison at the hands of U.S. military police in the fall of 2003 and debunks the "bad apples" theory. The film asks: how can decent young soldiers take these actions, and, what orders came from the chain of command. The filmmaker interviews former detainees, soldiers, and MPs involved in photographed degradation. He references Dr. Stanley Milgrim's early 60's experiments. The film also traces memoranda from Secretary Rumsfeld, General Sanchez, and the U.S. Department of Justice allowing various interrogation methods along with a 2003 visit to Abu Ghraib by General Miller, who had been running Guantanimo. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The Chilling Firsthand Account of Iraq's Most Notorious Prison


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[Screen Text]: The U.S. Military has not released the total number of deaths that occurred at Abu Ghraib.
[Unidentified Iraqi Prisoner]: [Speaking Arabic, translated to English Screen Text] The most painful thing for the inmates there, were the cries of the people being tortured. One day, they brought sheets to cover the cell...
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[Unidentified Iraqi Prisoner]: ... in order for no one to see anything. They began torturing one of them and we could hear what was happening. We listened as his soul cracked. The sound of his voice really twisted our minds and made our ...
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You above, you're missing the point.
5 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The point of the documentary was to show that the acts carried out at the prison were under the direction, authority and knowledge of high-ranking military and executive office personnel. It was the result of policy under the Bush administration. Those accused of committing acts of torture were directed to do those things so often that it became routine for these people. When the acts of torture were exposed, the Bush administration threw those people under the bus and tried to disassociate themselves with all involvement in the events that happened at Abu Ghraib. I loved when John McCain called Rumsfeld out on the Senate floor (if you're going to lie, do it with some finesse, Rummy). Props to you, McCain.


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