I am appalled at the way prisoners were treated, as seen in these photos. There is no excuse for these actions, there is no spin, this is just plain wrong. My only hope is that this is an aberration, and *not* the way that prisoners across the country are being treated.
If this *is* the way that my country is treating the enemy, then I will withdraw my support for the war. If these kinds of incidents are widespread, then I say get us out *now*. It would be better to let the Iraqis endure the anarchy that would follow, and deal with their own problems (or not), than to see American soldiers commit further atrocities of this nature. It's bad enough hearing the death toll rise. But in combination with seeing our soldiers torture and humiliate prisoners? No, that's too far. I supported this war to liberate Iraq from a ruthless dictator and to make life *better* for Iraqis -- not to inflict further humiliation of this type from American hands.
RE: The Abu Ghraib Prison Photos