WASHINGTON - Many of the worst abuses that have come to light from the Abu Ghraib prison happened on a single November day amid a flare of insurgent violence in Iraq, the deaths of many U.S. soldiers and a breakdown of the American guards' command structure.
Nov. 8 was the day U.S. guards took most of the infamous photographs: soldiers mugging in front of a pile of naked, hooded Iraqis, prisoners forced to perform or simulate sex acts, a hooded prisoner in a scarecrow-like pose with wires attached to him.
The actions of a few idiots on a single day will reveberate in the German media FOREVER as proof for the moral decline of Pres. Bush, of the US army, of "Amerika".
Nick Berg will long be forgotten - his beheading already now is rarely mentioned in the German media - and we will still read and read and read about the "new shocking pictures from Abu Ghraib" (Deutsche Welle).
The German media never forget about human right abuses in prisons. Unless, of course, they happened in Saddams's Iraq or in China or in the former communist East Germany or in Russia or in Arab countries or in Cuba or in France... etc....etc...etc...etc...