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Tuesday, June 15, 2004

VIEWS FROM THE STREET

Does the recent uncovering of torture at Abu Ghraib surprise you?


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Yasmine Romero
Student, 21
I'm not that surprised. People tend not to think about what they're doing as individuals, not just in war, though. They just tend to get caught up with the moment.

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Chiyonori Shimizu
Buyer, 37
I think that things like this always happen in wartime, but I've never seen it before, so it was a shock. Obviously it shouldn't happen.

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Ayako Yamashita
Analyst, 26
I think that kind of thing would happen in any war. Like before WWII, when Japan invaded China and Korea, we did the same thing, so it's not surprising for me.

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Rodney Ruley
ALT, 34
It's not surprising. That kind of thing happens a lot. Now it's different because of the media and how quickly people can access information.

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Jen Dickerson
Teacher, 24
In a way I think it is inevitable. If we go to war and say that these people are monsters, then we can't really expect the soldiers to act like they're anything else.

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Christian Storms
Actor, 35
I'm not surprised. I'm sure that there are worse photos. Man's cruel, and America trains men the best at being cruel, and I'm an American.



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