I don’t much like to talk about the Iraq situation as I don’t have access to enough information to even begin to form opinions on the matter.
… but that won’t stop me from making wildly unbased, wholly inappropiate associations. I do it all the time with music, when I think some song reminds me of some other random song, and nobody else will agree with me.
Well, the situation in Iraq, specifically the prisoner torture scandal, seems uncannily similar to some of the main plot points of A Clockwork Orange (at least the movie, as my poorly cultured library does not contain the book).
Person kills or attempts to kill some other person
Person is subjected to cruel and unusual punishment
Massive public outcry against the punishers of person
Public apology to person by high ranking official
Food for thought on a mildly long drive home.