Essay about The Problems Of Abu Ghraib Prison Deserve

1282 Words Sep 28th, 2014 6 Pages
The issues that arose from Abu Ghraib Prison deserve to be addressed because this is what America is known for when we try to implement new laws, and persuade foreign nations to be like us. A quick glance at what the United Nations was developed for, is that it’s “international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights” (“Bodies, history, visits, employment, address, members, budget, information, n.d). The UNCAT which was adopted by the UN was set out to prohibit exactly what occurred in prisons around the world. What occurred on 9/11 amongst other terrible attacks such as the Madrid bombings, and Moscow school siege were atrocities that many can’t ponder why an individual would do such a thing. As a result the U.S took initiative to create new interrogation techniques with the goal of quickly developing intelligence to prevent further attacks. The United States was successful in this according to Dick Cheney who mentioned; "the enhanced interrogation program stopped a great many 9/11-like attacks” (Thompson, 2009). Whether or not this is certain remains unanswered, and we will likely never know. In contrast to this one prisoner in Abu Ghraib “was beaten to death while undergoing interrogation. His body was packed in ice overnight. The next day Army medics placed an IV on…

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