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Iraqi prisoners were abused by US soldiers
Updated: 2004-05-13 08:52

American soldiers stand behind a pyramid of naked Iraqi prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad, Iraq in this undated photo. Many Americans are disgusted at the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. military in Baghdad but even as the scandal dominates the news, some question if such abuses are just part and parcel of the horror of war. [Reuters]

The New Yorker photo shows that two hooded and naked Iraqi prisoners made to simulate oral sex, and other Iraqi prisoners were forced to masturbate in the notorious Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad. The abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. troops went beyond the photos seen by most Americans, shaken lawmakers said May 12, 2004 after viewing fresh pictures and video that they said depicted forced sex, brutality and dogs snarling at cowed prisoners. [New Yorker]

Two American soldiers pose next to a pyramid of naked Iraqi prisoners, at Abu Ghraib prison in this undated photo. The new general brought in to run U.S. military jails in Iraq following the prisoner abuse scandal offered his own and his nation's apologies for the affair on Wednesday to the people of Iraq.[Reuters]

Sen. John Warner, R-Va, and Senate Majority leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn. speak with reporters after viewing more images of Iraqi prisoner abuse in the Capitol, Wednesday, May 12, 2004, in Washington. [AP]

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, left, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Richard Myers, right, testify before the Senate Defense Appropriations committee in Washington May 12, 2004. They were questioned about the Iraqi prisoner abuses. [AP]