Thursday, May 14, 2009

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Reuters Article Here.
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I have mixed emotions about not releasing the thousands of unpublished photos of abuse in Iraq (Abu Ghraib). They will further damage the image of the US and they will no doubt fuel anti-American sentiment. The Obama Administration should focus on abolishing our current torture practices and create in international tribunal to prosecute those involved in drafting, implementing, and ultimately profiting from torture policy.

This was one of the first photos I saw when the Abu Ghraib scandal broke. It inspired this piece written in 2004:
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http://dcpoetry.com/anthology/319

2 comments:

Jamie Gaughran-Perez said...

that picture just fucked me up... I'm glad it wasn't bigger (the picture)

Justin Sirois said...

Indeed.
I think this was my Eddie Adams for the Iraqi War.