Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, and the Torture Debate

A note on the readings for Monday, Sept. 26:  Please read them in the order that they appear below.  Also, you should take notes while you read so that you are able to identify three things:

1.) The author’s reason for writing, or the problem the author is addressing

2.) The argument being made and the rhetorical appeal or appeals being used (logos, ethos, or pathos) to make the argument

3.) What is your view of the issue or issues?

Readings for 9/28:

Readings for 10/3:

When reading these excerpts, please follow the three-part directions above.

  • excerpt from Letters from Abu Ghraib by Joshua Casteel
  • excerpt from Decision Points by George W. Bush (attached to email sent on 10/1)