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Abu ghraib

George W. Bush using conservative tactics.

Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse was a significant product of the former regime of George W. Bush. It was torture and sexual humiliation of Iraqi prisoners by some personnel of the United States military in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.[5] [1]

The Bush administration had to discharge the accused soldiers from military so that it would not get revealed that they were tyrants. Specialist Charles Graner and Lynndie England were sentenced to ten years and three years in prison, respectively.[6] Lynndie England was a victim as well. [2] She has a very low IQ and it isn't clear how far she's responsible for her actions. She shouldn't have been in the army because she's not intelligent enough to decide in a mature way to put her life on the line for her country. The United States found it easier to send her to prison than to admit how many wrongs they had done.

Apart from the official obligation, many Republicans showed indifference on the event. Donald Rumsfeld tried to deny torture happened in Abu Ghraib saying "What has been charged so far is abuse, which I believe technically is different from torture. I'm not going to address the 'torture' word."[3]

Democrats severely criticized the incident and demanded resignation of several politicians of the Bush administration. Al Gore was one of the most vocal in criticizing the incident. He demanded the resignation of Donald Rumsfeld. According to Gore, "In Iraq, what happened at that prison, it is now clear, is not the result of random acts of a few bad apples. It was the natural consequence of the Bush Administration policy".[4]

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