Abu Ghraib and Sabra and Shatila: Crimes Forgotten
Examines how the Israeli and American publics quickly lost memory of the human rights abuses of Sabra and Shatila and Abu Ghraib.
# 66200 | 2,105 words | 37 sources | MLA | 2005 |
Published on Jun 03, 2006 in History (Middle Eastern) , Political Science (Terrorism) , International Relations (General) , Hot Topics (Iraq Wars)
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Using polling data from the Israeli and American publics from the early 1980s, along with newspapers too, this paper studies how public support for the 2003 Iraq War and the 1982-1983 Lebanon invasion rebounded, despite the Abu Ghraib and Sabra and Shatila incidents.
From the Paper:"The United States of America, scholars might someday say, happened upon the invasion of the Mesopotamian state of Iraq while searching for international terrorist groups in all of the wrong places. This is stated glibly because it is a very long and complex story. For the purpose of this study, it is only necessary to understand that having conquered Iraq, terminated its central government, and unwittingly facilitated the decline of civil society, the United States began detaining and interrogating petty criminals, former Ba'th party officials, violent insurgents, and frankly any other suspicious persons within the country's borders in March of 2003."
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