Melman on Gold & Silver
June 2004 by Leonard MelmanIt’s amazing how a few pictures could place an entire Presidential Administration on the defensive, yet that is exactly what has happened during the past month with the publication of the photos out of Iraq, which presumably show American soldiers engaging in acts of torture, humiliation and ridicule inflicted on their Iraqi prisoners.
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