This is a somewhat tame image in comparison to the other images from Abu Ghraib where our very own military grotesquely tortured and violated the basic human rights of Iraqi prisoners as a means of interrogating and extracting information during the Iraqi War. Thousands of innocent Iraqi citizens were herded into the Abu Ghraib prison solely because they fit the basic profile of being an Iraqi aged between 18 and 50. More recently, torture was utilized in several off record black sites in unearthing information regarding the location of Osama Bin Laden which contributed and led to Bin Laden’s assassination.
What are your thoughts on the use of torture by the military? Should a human being ever be subjected to terrible methods of torture such as the one depicted by the image?