When I initially saw the pictures from Abu Ghraib, the Stanford Prison Experiment immediately popped into my head. In fact, I think the first item I posted about the pictures linked to the web site that documents that experiment. Yesterday, Slate’s William Saletan wrote a piece explaining how the Abu Ghraib situation differs from the experiment and more importantly why the abuse can’t be dismissed based on the nature of the situation. The Stanford Prison Experiment is instructive, but there’s a lot more to the story.