As we travel about the country on the bookapalooza for Mainstreaming Torture, author Rebecca Gordon has discovered that, where technologically possible, the talks go better when she shows images that leaked from the U.S. torture prison at Abu Ghraib in Iraq in 2004. Those images -- like the one above -- were so searing for many of us that it has become hard to fathom that some people have forgotten and others simply are too young to remember. It has been a decade after all.
Of course there are those who do remember. Tom Engelhardt explains in How America made ISIS:
No wonder ISIS is bidding for attention and dumb responses with beheading videos.
Our empire is addicted to dumb wars. This president seems not to be, but he is boxed in by our general foolishness. Horrors proliferate.