Sunday, September 03, 2006

Iraq's Abu Ghraib

The notorious Abu Ghraib prison has been transferred by the United States military to the Iraqi government, thus bringing to an end an episode representing one of the worst self-inflicted wounds in the U.S. occupation of Iraq. The Washington Post describes the transfer here.

One of the most interesting bits of information provided by the Post story is buried in the last sentence. According to Lt. Col. Keir Kevin Curry, the U.S. Army's spokesman for detainee operations, there are currently about 13,000 detainees in coalition custody.