» Student Handout: The Facts and Issues of the Abu Ghraib Prison Scandal
Directions: After reviewing the information from the Web sites, answer the following questions:
- What was Abu Ghraib during the rule of Saddam Hussein?
- What did the U.S. military use Abu Ghraib for?
- What was the U.S. policy toward detainees held as prisoners at Guantanamo?
- What was the U.S. policy toward detainees held as prisoners at Abu Ghraib?
- How did the story of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib become public?
- What reasons did military guards give to explain their actions against Iraqi prisoners?
- Generally, what did military investigations reveal about the abuse at Abu Ghraib and who was responsible?