Saturday, December 18, 2004

PEACE ON EARTH


GOOD WILL TO ALL

A news story I expect to see any time now...

It is not only the GI's who are celebrating Christmas in Iraq this year. Things are much different at Abu Ghraib
Prison than they were just a few months ago. In the wake of a scandal involving mistreatment of prisoners the prison was revamped from the top down.

In the new "humane" Abu Ghraib the prisoners are treated with dignity and respect. Guards and prisoners respect each other as equals. The prisoners are free to worship in the manner their religion calls for. They not only celebrate those events important to their culture, they are also being introduced to those we "Westerners" hold dear.


In the above photo an inmate trustee prepares to light a Christmas tree for the first time in his life. We would normally do the honor of telling you the prisoner's name, but somehow his file got lost, so no one knows who he is, or why he's here. When asked about the "ghost" prisoner, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld snapped: "This is war. Stuff happens".

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