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Conversely, the individuals who have been devoted to the Bush administration have been given rewards for their attempt with medals or promotions. This paper will highlight the leader’s ethical dilemma and give a personal opinion on the actions the leader should have taken during the Abu Graib Abuses in Iraq during 2004.
Kant’s categorical rule will assist in highlighting the leader’s ethical dilemma. Firstly, the rule states that a person should assign a principle to all behaviors he develops and assess the outcome if all people act out on the basis of that principle. Secondly, the rule asserts that all human beings have a value past price. This means no individual should make use of another individual to realize a task of self-interest. Finally, all individuals in a group should deal with others as they would demand to be treated. From this perspective, it is clear that the torturous activities employed by the leaders through the prison guards did not abide by Kant’s categorical rule.
To violate a person till he breaks is not a rational, universal standard. Also, the guards used every prisoner as a way of getting information. If the leader through the guards would realize every human is valuable past price, he would not torture prisoners to get information. On the other hand, the soldiers’ activities may be perceived to be ethical. The social responsibility theory asserts that the executive is responsible to the employees. This means the soldiers who perform acts of torture are engaging in an ethical activity because they are serving the concerns of their leaders. The leaders of the army or administration promote the inhumane treatment of Iraqi captives (Hersh 96). The soldiers associate their activities with their employers’ desire, regardless of whether the actions are ethical or unethical.
In my opinion, the Abu Graib indignity cannot be ethically defended. The way the
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Name Course Instructor’s Name Date Critical Analysis Essay The article entitled “Torture at Abu Ghraib Followed CIA's Manual” written by Alfred W. McCoy, was published in the Boston Globe on May 14, 2004. McCoy was acknowledged to be a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Accusations against abusing the prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison during the Iraq war created a worldwide reaction through the media. Donald Rumsfeld, the Secretary of Defense was operating in a complex environment of authority mixed with danger. The accusations created a firestorm of controversy over the responsibility and accountability for the current conditions at the Abu Ghraib, and also about the morale code for troops in Iraq.
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Abu Ghraib Photos: Issues in Media Ethics Abstract This paper is a conference-length case study examining a recent or historical issue of media ethics. The particular historical issue of media ethics that it will discuss is a case study Abu Ghraib Photos.
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Mainstream US media, such as Fox and CNN, have lately drawn flak for palming off as news Government-sponsored tendentious reports rigged up to improve the image, especially of the Bush administration, when faced with scandals such as human rights abuse in prisons at Abu Ghraib in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
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