Iraqi Prisoner Abuse

American Voicesiraq ISSUE 40•19 May 12, 2004

Though the Bush Administration apologized for U.S. abuse of Iraqi prisoners, some feel the coalition's reputation has suffered irreparable damage. What do you think?

  • “They wanted to provide Iraq with a smooth transition to democracy. We couldn't just plunge them into a non-torture-based society with no time to adjust.”

    Donald Stiles –
    Systems Analyst

  • “I’m sure Bush was deeply saddened by the fact that American soldiers were stupid enough to document their acts of cruelty.”

    Ricky Thomas –
    Cartoonist

  • “Some people want to make military prisons into country clubs— instead of the S&M clubs they are now.”

    Donna Amundson –
    Dental Assistant

  • “Thank God Saddam's in jail so he can't commit atrocities like this anymore.”

    Charles Wolf –
    Revenue Agent

  • “It's not like they made a 70-year-old woman get down on all fours, then climbed on her back and called her a donkey. What? Oh, no.”

    Joseph
    Spagnolia –
    Fabricator

  • “If we hadn’t tortured those prisoners, we could never have achieved the post-war stability Iraq is currently enjoying.”

    Sheila Wooster –
    Underwriter

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