The Sutras of Abu Ghraib: Notes from a Conscientious Objector in Iraq

The Sutras of Abu Ghraib: Notes from a Conscientious Objector in Iraq

by Aiden Delgado




As the planes hit the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, Aidan Delgado was in the process of enlisting in the U.S. Army Reserve. Two years later, he arrived in Iraq with the 320th Military Police Company. As he witnessed firsthand the brutality of the occupation and the abuse of unarmed Iraqis, Delgado came to believe that war was immoral and ran counter to his Buddhist principles. He turned in his weapon and began the long process of securing conscientious objector status. His book is urgent reading for anyone who cares about American ideals overseas, and for all those who understand why peace is patriotic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807072714
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 07/15/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Aidan Delgado served with the U.S. Army Reserve in Iraq and is now an active member of Iraq Veterans Against the War and the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. A 2006 graduate of the New College of Florida, he lives in Sarasota, Florida.

Table of Contents

Prologue     ix
Home by the Fourth of July     1
Etemennigur     25
The Objector     95
Father of the Banished: Abu Ghraib     139
Epilogue: A Knife at the Throat     213
Acknowledgments     225
Notes     227

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