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War photographers tell the shocking, sad, and scary stories behind the images they captured during the Iraq War. This man was sleeping outside a house when the Americans stormed [in during a raid]. Since soldiers put the plastic bag over his head, he did not move nor make a sound until they left. I think I could have taken this picture with a minute long exposure — it would be still sharp. The man just did not move.
In an interview with the British newspaper the Daily Telegraph published Wednesday, former US General Antonio Taguba said that photographs the Obama administration is seeking to suppress show images of US soldiers raping and sodomizing Iraqi prisoners. Taguba said even the description of the photos is explosive. The Bush administration, and now Obama, have sought to block publication of the images.
For decades Iraqi society has been ravaged by war, consequent impoverishment, and the abolition of civil rights, particularly those of women. Iraqi women saw their lives depreciated and reduced to their utility as child bearers. They have long been denied the right to choose what they can wear, where they can go, and with whom they interact.