Abu Ghraib

US transfer of Iraqi prisoners: an ongoing war crime

By Bill Van Auken, 14 September 2010

The US military’s transfer of some 10,000 detainees to an Iraqi regime known to carry out systematic torture is a war crime that continues and deepens the atrocities of Abu Ghraib.

Obama bows to Republican right and military on torture photos

By Bill Van Auken, 14 May 2009

Obama’s about-face on the decision to release photographs of US personnel torturing detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan is another capitulation by his administration to mounting pressure from the right and the military-intelligence apparatus.

Senate torture report confirms Bush, top officials guilty of war crimes

By Bill Van Auken, 13 December 2008

A Senate Armed Services Committee report provides official confirmation that the infamous acts of torture at Abu Ghraib, Guantánamo and other detention centers were planned, ordered and orchestrated by the highest ranking officials in the US government.