Iraq and the Propaganda War

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Saddam Hussein-s most notorious prison was a laboratory for torture and one of the targets of Iraq-s liberation, but now, there-s pictorial evidence that some of the liberating forces also used Abu Ghraib to torture Iraqi prisoners. Prison pictures have undercut American objectives in Iraq and jeopardized its standing in the Arab world. On Capitol Hill today, there were closed-door hearings and Senators of both parties complained that Congress was not informed of the Army's long-time knowledge about the treatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib. Warren Olney explores how the Iraq war and occupation are being covered by US and foreign media and the impact on America-s credibility in the Arab world.
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Abu Ghraib prison

Abu Ghraib prison photos

60 Minutes segment on abuse of Iraqi POW's

Senator John Warner on Iraqi POW mistreatment

Seymour Hersh on NPR's Weekend Edition about abuse of Iraqi prisoners

Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 1997 (McCain Feingold)

Los Angeles Times article on massive presidential campaign spending

LA Times graphic on presidential election fundraising

Bush campaign

Kerry campaign



Warren Olney