I said that when I first read in The New Yorker about the atrocities committed there, I assumed the national outrage would be so intense that the president would have to resign, and there would be all kinds of changes in this country. “But then . . . nothing really happened,” I said.
“Well, ’24’ won an Emmy,” Flynn joked, referring to the popular TV show that made torture cool again.
He went on to note that when he visits college campuses and reads from “The Captain Asks for a Show of Hands,” the students don’t know what he’s talking about.
“What’s Abu Ghraib?” they ask him.
So much for an indelible stain on the nation’s soul — just 10 years later.