Errol Morris’ Standard Operating Procedure

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The award winning documentarian trains his patented eye on the events that happened at Abu Ghraib prison in a film coming out on April 25.

From watching the following clips, as well as Frontline’s searing Bush’s War, a pretty clear picture emerges and makes it incredibly difficult for the Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld to put the responsibility for these things on some wayward guards. Intelligence officers were clearly involved and this was part of the “gloves come off” strategy we had post 9/11. And when the gloves come off, stuff like Abu Ghraib happens.

In any event, here’s the trailer for Standard Operating Procedure:

Here’s a clip from an interview with Megan Ambuhl Graner, Specialist, 372nd MP Company:

Here’s another interview with Javal Davis, Sergeant, 372nd MP Company:

And here’s a deleted scene from the film…

I know many who are reading this may not want to relive these events, and that’s understandable. But if we don’t seek to understand what truly happened at Abu Ghraib, we’re very likely to repeat it at some point in the future.