What Digby said.
From a commenter quoted in the post:
So one of the ships where this prisoner abuse is being perpetrated is named the USS Bataan? Does anyone else spot the irony there? The reason the name Bataan is remembered at all, even among non-WWII-history-buffs, is because of the notorious abuse of US and Filipino POWs there at the hands of the Imperial Japanese Army. And, why yes, funny you should ask, we did prosecute people for that in Tokyo after the war. Iâ€™m sure any such irony was completely lost on the Bushies.
I should keep reminding myself not to be surprised by the capability of the Current Federal Administration to do evil.