With all the self-flagellation that the press is inflicting upon American society, and which it wishes the Bush Administration would inflict upon itself, it is imperative to remember that the US Army investigated the Abu Ghraib prison conditions and that it performed a thorough investigation (including some rolling heads) BEFORE the press even took a look at the situation (after all, the photos were leaked to CBS and the Taguba report was leaked to anti-war journalist Sy Hersh of the New Yorker).
And just so everyone keeps things in perspective, remember that any state from Morocco to China that considers criticizing the US is full of it, as Ralph Peters demonstrates. Here's the key 'graf:
As an American, I want my country to be held to higher standards - we can live up to them. Proudly. But we don't need any more hypocritical charges from states with no standards at all.