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Abu Ghraib to close



BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military will close Abu Ghraib prison, probably within three months, and transfer some 4,500 prisoners to other jails in Iraq, a military spokesman said on Thursday.

The prison in western Baghdad was a torture center under Saddam Hussein before photographs of American soldiers abusing Iraqis there in 2003 gave it a new notoriety and made it a touchstone for Arab and Muslim rage over the U.S. occupation.

Saddam made Abu Ghraib famous, the US made it infamous. It's still a good idea to close it, even if it is 3 years too late. I sincerely hope this isn't just a PR move and the torturing moves to "Camp Freedom" where "guests" can get "Freedom Tickles".
I don't know if a few soildiers doing stupid things to prisoners or Saddam murdering and butchering prisoners there made it famous but I do agree with you that its probably a good thing its closing.........
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