Can you sink your teeth into this? This is what the leading academic institution in America is advancing during the World War IV (in the New York Sun, New York's Next Great Newspaper).
Imagine 48 front page New York Slime stories, endless whining and handwringing....but silence on Oil-for-Food, sex scandals, genocide..........when in doubt Blame Israel
BY DANIEL HEMEL - Special to the Sun
May 12, 2005
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Testifying at the January trial of a U.S. soldier accused of prisoner abuse at the American prison in Abu Ghraib, an Iraqi detainee, Hussein Mutar, said "the Americans were torturing us like it was theater to them."
Tonight at Harvard, Abu Ghraib will become theater, as students re-enact the prisoner abuse in a 90-minute university-funded performance that, according to the show's Web site, is designed "to inflame."
It was important to spice up the theater scene at Harvard," said Currun Singh, the 19-year-old Kuwaiti-born sophomore from Honolulu, Hawaii, who wrote and is directing the play.
"Abu Ghraib" opens with a handcuffed male actor - clothed only in a black hood - holding his genitals while standing atop a three-foot box placed center stage. Later in the show, the character of Army Specialist Charles Graner, portrayed by freshman Rob Salas, 18, urinates on a detainee who has been tied to a door, although Mr. Salas said he only "stage" urinates with his back to the audience.
"We haven't censored ourselves," Mr. Singh said, while noting that the play does avoid full-frontal nudity. "The prisoners get roughed up a bit," he said, but the play for the most part relies on "stylized violence."