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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Close Abu Ghraib Now

Hey, here's another very good reason to close the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. It's apparently an advanced school for terrorists.

NY Times, February 14:
American commanders in Iraq are expressing grave concerns that the overcrowded Abu Ghraib prison has become a breeding ground for extremist leaders and a school for terrorist foot soldiers.

..."Abu Ghraib is a graduate-level training ground for the insurgency," said an American commander in Iraq.
Another unnamed officer called Abu Ghraib "Jihad University" (not to be confused with the "Open University of Jihad").

The US is holding nearly 15,000 people in Iraqi "detainee facilities," almost one-third at Abu Ghraib.

Forget the Vietnam analogies that some war opponents apply to Iraq. The conclusion of this article compares the situation to Soviet-era Afghanistan. The radical Islamists drawn to the fight are networking and learning to do all sorts of nasty things.

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