Thursday, February 28, 2008

Not Abu Ghraib, this is the USA

The video below is from the UK's Channel 4 News program, kind of a Margaret Meade approach to the savagery commonly found in the New World. For a more American approach check out this Washington Post story posted today (Thursday, February 28, 2008).

...the lede from today's Washington Post:
"More than one in 100 adults in the United States is in jail or prison, an all-time high that is costing state governments nearly $50 billion a year, in addition to more than $5 billion spent by the federal government, according to a report released today.
With more than 2.3 million people behind bars at the start of 2008, the United States leads the world in both the number and the percentage of residents it incarcerates, leaving even far more populous China a distant second, noted the report by the nonpartisan Pew Center on the States..."

...and for those of you with the stomach to view more Abu Ghraib torture photos released today, check these out...

Smell the freedom.


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