Monday, February 5, 2007


Ghosts of Abu Ghraib

This evening, I went to Cowell Theatre at Fort Mason Center for the HBO screening of a new documentary "Ghosts of Abu Ghraib."

Ghosts of Abu Ghraib "Ghosts of Abu Ghraib" tells a horrific prison abuse story at the Abu Ghraib prison came to light a few years ago. Through interviews and terrifying images, the film explores the roots behind these abuse.

The film made a very good point on questioning who should be punished for these war crimes. Some GIs were jailed, for taking those pictures and participating those abusive activities captured on camera.

End of the story? Apparently so.

If they had not taken these pictures, no one would have been punished. The abuse would have gone on unnoticed. That's the real problem.

If Saddam Hussein was hung because he was "convicted" for authorizing torture and killing, whom should Americans hang now for the gruesome torture of many innocent Iraq prisoners at Abu Ghraib?

My rating: 7 out of 10.

"Ghosts of Abu Ghraib" will be aired on HBO, Feb 22, after its recent run at the Sundance.

The documentary is directed by Rory Kennedy, a daughter of Robert F. Kennedy. The screening followed by a lively discussion with Rory Kennedy.

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