Wallowing in Abu Ghraib

The Washington Post features new revelations in the Abu Ghraib scandal: “New details of prison abuse emerge.” The “new details” derive from the Army’s own investigation earlier this year:

The fresh allegations of prison abuse are contained in statements taken from 13 detainees shortly after a soldier reported the incidents to military investigators in mid-January.

The Post also runs a companion story: “Videos amplify picture of violence.”
I haven’t thought of the phrase in 30 years, but consistent with my sense that we are replaying the Nixon era, the phrase “wallowing in Watergate” comes to mind. Coincidental with the new Post stories, Jennifer Harper writes in the Washington Times: “Press can’t let abuse scandal go.”


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