abu ghraib to be demolished?

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by zimv20, May 24, 2004.

  1. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    good idea, should have been done a year ago. as i suggested when i first heard the US troops were using it as a prison.
     
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  3. numediaman macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, the Prez announced it during his speech (actually, it wasn't a speech, but a 40 minute news update).

    Bush is so proud: he has promised to build a big new maximum security prison to house Iraqis, then he will tear down Abu Ghraib (which Bush pronounced three different ways during the speech -- quite hilarious).

    Finally, America will bring to Iraq our one true contribution to architecture: the maximum security prison. Kinda makes you proud to be an American, don't it?
     
  4. zimv20 thread starter macrumors 601

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    at the time, there was no link to be, errr...., linked
     
  5. Neserk macrumors 6502a

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    I figured that out when, ummm, whathisname, told me why you posted what you did :D Thanks!
     
  6. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    What a great idea. Let's tear down one set of buildings and then build a new set of buildings to do the same job.

    I understand that the symbolism is important, but it's also wasteful and expensive.

    It's also washing our hands of our own crimes. "Let's tear this sucker down so that Iraqis never build a 'Museum of American War Crimes' here."
     
  7. Neserk macrumors 6502a

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    :eek:
     
  8. skunk macrumors G4

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    The Brits suggested this right at the start, but the US knew better,
     
  9. blackfox macrumors 65816

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    I think a large waterpark or disneyland should be built in its' place...hearts and minds remember? Cotton-candy, rollercoasters, log rides...
     
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    ...
     
  11. blackfox macrumors 65816

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    It was an attempt at levity...perhaps ill-advised...that is all.
     
  12. skunk macrumors G4

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    The Hanging Gardens?:p
    (sorry about that :eek: )

    But, seriously, they should create a place of Peace, Reflection and Reconciliation: definitely a garden, with pools and benches and a memorial to all victims of tyranny. There should be a competition started now for designs, open to Iraqis only.
     

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