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Abu Ghraib Scandal

November 22, 2012

In 2002, President George Bush disregarded the provisions established at the Geneva Convention claiming the protections of prisoners of wars did not apply to enemy combatants. He failed to define the term "humanely," and the following years the United States military organization began to use excessive interrogation strategies in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Abu Ghraib to gather information pertaining to Al Qaeda. A group of military personnel involved in the scandal, feel they were only following orders and do not believe their actions to be wrong. Should excessive interrogation strategies be another tool the United States military can use? Do the ends justify the means? Or on the other hand, should the U.S. military be closely supervised and thoroughly restructured to prevent further acts of dehumanization?

 

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