People and Power - Iraqi Prisons
People & Power examines the US military's detention policies in Iraq.
We are locking people up, not for criminal behavior but for the possibility that they might commit a crime in the future, a standard under which everyone is a criminal. Once swept up into this system, there is no way out. You can be arrested, imprisoned, and tortured to insanity for no reason what so ever, and Americans wonder why we are so hated. How can conservatives defend this? This has been going on for years, is fairly well known about and absolutely nothing has been done about it. Along with the nearly six years that we have been in Iraq, paying contractors to ship sand to Iraq, blow up trucks that they bought for 3 times the market price, and pay people six figures of tax payer money to do laundry. This is criminal and nothing has changed or improved at all. I am ashamed to be an American.