Two Views of Abu Ghraib

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Some analysts argue that abuses at Abu Ghraib stemmed from confusion over the legal status of Iraqi prisoners. Jennifer Ludden takes a closer look with John Yoo, a former Justice Department legal counsel who helped write the so-called "torture memos," and Karen Greenberg, editor of The Torture Papers: The Road to Abu Ghraib.

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