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The Heartbreak of Acknowledgment: From Metropolitan Detention Center to Abu Ghraib

Jared Del Rosso

in Talking About Torture: How Political Discourse Shapes the Debate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170925
eISBN:
9780231539494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170925.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter compares the response of Congress to the abuse of the “September 11 detainees” at the Metropolitan Detention Facility (MDC) in Brooklyn, N.Y., with its response to the release of ... More


Sadism on the Night Shift: Accounting for Abu Ghraib

Jared Del Rosso

in Talking About Torture: How Political Discourse Shapes the Debate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170925
eISBN:
9780231539494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170925.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the causal isolation of Abu Ghraib, detailing the arguments that absolved high-ranking military and executive branch officials, as well as the policies that they authorized, of ... More


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