Jump to content




Welcome to Unexplained Mysteries! Please sign in or create an account to start posting and to access a host of extra features.


- - - - -

Iraq President Won't Destroy Abu Ghraib Prison


  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1    DC09

DC09

    Poltergeist

  • Member
  • 2,458 posts
  • Joined:17 Feb 2004
  • Gender:Not Selected

Posted 13 June 2004 - 11:32 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Interim Iraqi President Ghazi Yawar on Sunday said he had no plans to destroy the Abu Ghraib prison despite an offer by President Bush to tear down the jail where U.S. troops abused inmates.


Asked if he would tear down the prison, Yawar told ABC's "This Week," "No. Why? It's a prison that we spent more than $100 million building."


He acknowledged the prison was a symbol of the repressive regime of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, but said it would be unwise and reactionary to destroy all such symbols, given the high cost of rebuilding Iraq .


"We need every single dollar we have in order to rebuild our country instead of demolishing and rebuilding," he said.


Bush last month said the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad would be torn down, if the Iraqi government approved, and the United States would fund the construction of a modern, maximum security prison.

Full Article

Edited by Kellalor, 13 June 2004 - 11:42 PM.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users