The International Red Cross says what American troops did to prisoners at Abu Ghraib, that is, torturing Iraqi prisoners, have been completely against international humanitarian laws.
Amnesty International (AI) wants an independent inquiry, which is just not going to happen. At best the US military will conduct its own inquiry, maybe put a private (probably a woman if one was involved) and then close the matter as if American justice and due process were done. AI said:
"The repulsive images released today give a clearer picture of the scope of the abuses perpetrated at Abu Ghraib and raise the question of what other abuses occurred there and elsewhere when cameras weren't presen. Prosecutions of primarily lower-level military personnel create the impression that those on the front lines are the scapegoats for policy set at the top."
Lynndie England would undoubtedly agree.
This sort of likely cover up has been the real reason why the US military have been deadset against the International Court of Justice. Their troops would have been standing in the dock beside Saddam Hussein.
On top of the recent British military abuse of Iraqis, these photos would have by now convinced even the most ardent pro-West Arabs that some segments of the US military are not unlike Nazi Gestapo or SS troops, a reality that American natives could have told them earlier.
The UN has finally moved from being disturbed by the disgusting torture of prisoners to demanding that the US must close Guantanamo without delay, and prisoners should be tried by an international tribune.
Not that the USA will comply. Nope, no bully ever listens to reason, logic or rule of law!