In one way, of course, abuse is not as bad as torture, but in another way it’s worse because it’s senseless. It doesn’t achieve anything. Abu Ghraib was just appalling. In the Algerian war, the media was very primitive — it took about a year to actually get the news into the press in France. There was no television then. With Abu Ghraib, the images were on Al-Jazeera the next day. The impact, across the whole of the Muslim world, is enormous. What do you get for it? Nothing.
British author Alistair Horne visited George W. Bush recently, to talk about his history books. Meanwhile Horne thinks Tony Blair should be impeached for war crimes.
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