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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:12 AM
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Iraq to Reopen Notorious Abu Ghraib Prison
Source: NY Times

Filed at 6:46 a.m. ET

BAGHDAD (AP) -- A senior justice official says the Iraqi government will reopen the notorious Abu Ghraib prison next month, but it will have a new name.

The announcement comes as the U.S. military has begun handing over detainees in its custody to the Iraqis under a new security agreement.

Deputy Justice Minister Busho Ibrahim says the renovated facility will be called Baghdad's Central Prison because the previous name has left a ''bitter feeling inside Iraqis' hearts.''

Ibrahim adds the prison will house 3,500 inmates when it reopens in mid-February and will have a capacity for about 15,000 by the end of this year.



Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/01/24/world/AP-ML-...
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:14 AM
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1. New name will help - The Exxon Mediteranian is a perfect example (it was Valdez).
And in case you missed it, even though the Valdez was in dry dock for repairs, they STILL didn't fit it with a second hull. They just slapped on some metal, painted it, and changed the name.

I suppose Abu Ghraib (Abby Gabby, as Dubya would say) will get fresh paint, but I bet they keep the electrodes.

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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:18 AM
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2. Yeah, a name change will make it all better.
Sheesh.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:09 AM
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3. I wonder who gets the upgrade contract
hmmmmm :think:
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lynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 01:14 PM
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4. That answers the question as to where the Gitmo detainees will go. n/t
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:28 PM
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5. Didn't pResident Asshat say it was going to be torn down?
Or was it that he said New Orleans would be rebuilt? Or both.
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