Sen. Carl Levin discusses Iraq and prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo
Recalling the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s critique of the war in Vietnam, U.S. Senator Carl Levin cautioned in a speech at Brandeis that the current involvement in Iraq and the abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib in Baghdad and Guantanamo in Cuba are damaging this country’s standing in the world and its security.
As part of the campus observance of Martin Luther King Day, Levin, a Michigan Democrat who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, spoke to an overflow crowd in the theater of the Shapiro Campus Center. More than 200 students who could not squeeze into the 250-seat theater saw the speech simulcast on a large screen in the campus center’s atrium.
The observance of Martin Luther King Day also included performances by student musical and dance groups, and dramatic recitation of one of Dr. King’s speeches.