The rest of the Abu Ghraib photos and videos

Cross-posted from PEEK.

Salon has published all 279 photos and 19 videos from Abu Ghraib along with information from the Army's own criminal investigation unit which, incidentally, has just reopened inquiries into abuse there. Joan Walsh writes:
Although the world is now sadly familiar with images of naked, hooded prisoners in scenes of horrifying humiliation and abuse, this is the first time that the full dossier of the Army's own photographic evidence of the scandal has been made public. Most of the photos have already been seen, but the Army's own analysis of the story behind the photos has never been fully told. It is a shocking, night-by-night record of three months inside Abu Ghraib's notorious cellblock 1A, and it tells the story, in more graphic detail than ever before, of the rampant abuse of prisoners there.
TalkLeft, noting the president's insistence that "the United States does not torture," writes of the latest soldier charged, a dog handler, who may just be the one to finally put the lie to the "few bad apples" BS:
Ahsy [a tortured prisoner] could become a central figure in [accused soldier, Sgt. Michael J.] Smith's trial because attorneys for the Abu Ghraib dog handlers have said that military intelligence (MI) directed the soldiers to use their animals as part of an interrogation regimen, one that top officers approved in December 2003. Unlike others implicated in the Abu Ghraib abuse, the dog handlers can point directly to approvals of the technique in question from top commanders.
(TalkLeft, Salon)

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