Thursday, March 09, 2006

Goodbye Abu Ghraib

The U.S. military is closing Abu Ghraib prison.

And with it, a sad chapter in American history, when, despite the best of intentions, the U.S. became for a time the thing it stood against, even using Saddam Hussein's old prison to commit brutal acts against Iraqis - many of whom were innnocent.

Yes, sometimes symbolic actions are important.

This should have been done long ago.

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