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American Justice: Abu Ghraib Ringleader Released From Jail After Serving Lindsay Lohan Style Sentence

12 August 2011 Loonwatch.com 12 Comments Email This Post Email This Post

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American Justice: Abu Ghraib Ringleader Released From Jail After Serving Lindsay Lohan Style Sentence

This from the New York Times:

…The so-called ringleader at Abu Ghraib, Charles A. Graner Jr., was released from a prison in Kansas.

Mr. Graner, 42, had been sentenced to 10 years in prison but was released after six and a half for good behavior.

Another example of our wonderful justice system at work: here we have the supposed ringleader of the infamous Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal, released from jail after serving a measly six and a half years.

What occurred in this prison amounted to war crimes: physical, psychological, and sexual abuse took place, including torture, rape, sodomy, and even homicide.  A handful of low-level foot-soldiers took the fall, with Charles Graner charged with being the ringleader.

It seems that Graner is the “last suspect in Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal” to be released from jail.  This means that the longest prison sentence handed out to those who committed such horrific abuses against Muslims was less than seven years.  Every single one of these perpetrators of abuse walks free today.

Meanwhile, numerous Muslims were imprisoned by the United States for much longer than six and a half years in such dungeons as Guantanamo Bay, only to be found innocent and released without so much as an apology.  Many other Muslims continue to rot in these U.S. prisons for a decade, without any chance of ever seeing their day in court.

And so it is that the perpetrators of abuse were imprisoned for less time than those they abused.  What could more accurately encapsulate the Orwellian-style hypocrisy of the U.S. War on of Terror?

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  1. ASA… Six years is probably an appropriate length of time and I don’t think it is at all unusual to get out early for good behavior. The injustice for the inmates at Guantanamo is an entirely other subject. Not really fair to conflate these two very different situations.

  2. You perpetuate the abuse by publishing this photo.

  3. Six and a half years is not a “measly” sentence.Especially when you consider there are places on this earth where people are stoned to death for adultery, whipped for being raped or executed for saying something negative about Muhammad.

  4. Hera, it would seem your argument implies that 6.5 years is quite easy, considering the punishments imposed on others around the world….

  5. Jamicam,

    I said that 6.5 year is not a “measly” sentence, people are often released early for “good behavior”, its the way our system works. The point I was making is that its hypocritical to complain about a 6.5 year sentence in the American justice system. When there are people facing death for saying something negative about Muhammad.Rather then complaining about American justice, I think Muslims should concentrate on reforming the Sharia law system.Where punishments (for example, whipping and imprisonment for being raped, death for leaving Islam) really do not fit the “crime”.

  6. Abu Ghraib is a walk in the park compared to an Islamic prison.

    “The necessary precaution is for the interrogator to perform a ritual washing first and say prayers while raping the prisoner. If the prisoner is female, it is permissible to rape through the vagina or anus. It is better not to have a witness present. If it is a male prisoner, then it’s acceptable for someone else to watch while the rape is committed.”

    -Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah-Yazdi

  7. hera,mike,LTM…let me remeber u this ”o you who believe ! Stand out firmly for Allah as just witnesses; and let not the enmity and hatred of others make you avoid justice. Be just: that is nearer to piety; and fear Allah. Verily, Allah is well-Acquainted with what you do.”(5:8) peace

  8. abd,

    be careful, some will yell at you on this website for cherry-picking from the koran. ‘Oh you who believe, stand up firmly for justice, as witnesses to God, even if it be against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be against rich or poor; for God can best protect both. Do not follow any passion, lest you not be just. And if you distort or decline to do justice, verily God is well-acquainted with all that you do.’” (Quran 4:135)

    http://islam101.net/

    sorry but i don’t get your point?

  9. you shouldnt write about things you know nothing about.

  10. You ppl make me ashamed to be American. Yes even I believe the sentence was fair. But let’s be humble here and realise our wrongs here. People are posting very defiant and arrogant messages even after all that has happened. Amazed and disgusted!

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