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Washington Post
New prison images emerge
The collection of photographs begins like a travelogue from Iraq. Here are U.S. soldiers posing in front of a mosque. Here is a soldier riding a camel in the desert. And then: a soldier holding a leash tied around a man's neck in an Iraqi prison. He is naked, grimacing and lying on the floor.

Post's Iraq abuse photo gallery


Source says Bush unhappy with Defense Sec'y Rumsfeld Bush held a private meeting in the Oval Office with Rumsfeld about the abuse at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq

London Guardian
Arab world scorns Bush's TV 'apology'

What people can be led to do
Fine line between normal person and monster

Allen Funt told me about a Candid Camera stunt in which a WOMEN ONLY sign was put on a public telephone, and man after man came up to the phone, saw the sign, and walked away looking for another place to make a call. Funt said it was one of the most frightening things he had ever seen— the willingness of people to follow orders whether they made sense or not.



US cuts media prison tour short as inmates shout The virulence of the inmates who swarmed toward the visiting journalists on the first part of the tour visibly surprised military officers, who hustled the journalists back on their way. "Come on, in the bus," ordered Col. David E. Quantock, who commands the 450 military police officers at the prison. "We've got other things to do."

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FBI called Kerry `glib, cool' critic of Vietnam War "Kerry was glib, cool, and displayed just what the moderate elements wanted to reflect," the summary says.


Blind adventurer sets ultralight altitude record of 20,000+ feet

He's already completed a 150 mile endurance race through the Sahara, man-hauled a sledge across Antarctica and completed a Siberian ice marathon.



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Major league baseball goes bush, sells ads on bases Ads for "Spider-Man 2" will be placed atop bases at major league ballparks, angering purists who believe baseball is being dishonored.

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