April 28, 2004: Abu Ghraib
The first photos of the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal were shown on CBS's ''60 Minutes II.'' The photos had been taken by U.S. military personnel responsible for detaining and interrogating Iraqi prisoners arrested following the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
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About Standard Operating Procedure, a new documentary by Erroll Morris on Abu Ghraib
A transcript follows.
Morris directed the Oscar-winning "The Fog of War," " Fast, Cheap and Out of Control," "The Thin Blue Line" and other noted documentaries.
About Standard Procedure - Trailer
We had gathered interviews, anecdotes and documents that indicated American soldiers there were regularly committing acts that violated military law, international treaties and moral boundaries. More ominously, there were signs that these men and women were acting on orders from higher ups.
All we needed to prove the story were the awful pictures we'd heard so much about.
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