Once again the US Army, through no fault of its own, is not able to manage prisons.. they are cast into unfamiliar roles .. Instead of classifying prisoners dependent on their security needs, just lump everyone together and it becomes a recruiting ground for terrorists... once again do not throw the baby out with the bath water, just because it is the LA Times does not mean it is not credible. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-prisons8apr08,0,751279,print.story U.S.-run detention camps in Iraq have become a breeding ground for extremists where Islamic militants recruit and train supporters, and use violence against perceived foes, say former inmates and Iraqi officials. Extremists conducted regular indoctrination lectures, and in some cases destroyed televisions supplied by the Americans for use with educational videos, banned listening to music on radios, forbade smoking and stoked tensions between Sunni and Shiite detainees, they said. Iraqis swept up in security operations and held indefinitely while the Americans try to determine whether they have any links to the insurgency are susceptible to the extremists' message, former detainees said. Their accounts of life in Camp Cropper, the main U.S. detention center at the Baghdad airport, indicate that three years after the abuse scandal at the Abu Ghraib prison, the U.S. is still struggling to find a balance in the way it runs its detention system.