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Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Abu Manus

The Abu Ghraib abuses seem to have been due in part to governmental demonization of the inmates, facilitated by denial of access to the media and the judiciary, and exacerbated by uncertainty as to which country’s law was applicable and by politicians playing pass-the-parcel with operational responsibility. Isn’t it a good thing that none of those problems apply to Australia's refugee holding camps in Bouganville and Nauru? We’ve got nothing to worry about.


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