Updated: 5/16/2006; 2:35:03 PM.

Current events
Post-9-11 events and analyses


daily link  Friday, July 23, 2004


Iraq prison story to get even worse:  Normal operations at the prison had deteriorated well beyond a few bad apples.  "U.S. News has obtained all 106 classified annexes to the [Taguba] report, and the several thousand pages of material provide the most comprehensive view yet of what went wrong at Abu Ghraib and in the Army's management of the teeming prison system in Iraq after Saddam Hussein's government was toppled. Taguba focused mostly on the MP s assigned to guard the inmates at Abu Ghraib, but the classified files in the annex to his report show that military intelligence officers--dispatched to Abu Ghraib by the top commander in Iraq, Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez--were intimately involved in some of the interrogation techniques widely viewed as abusive. 

The abuses took place, the files show, in a chaotic and dangerous environment made even more so by the constant pressure from Washington to squeeze intelligence from detainees. Riots, prisoner escapes, shootings, corrupt Iraqi guards, unsanitary conditions, rampant sexual misbehavior, bug-infested food, prisoner beatings and humiliations, and almost-daily mortar shellings from Iraqi insurgents.. " 

And,  Sy Hersh spoke to the ACLU (from 1:08 to 1:41 of the linked video) said there was "a massive amount of criminal wrongdoing that was covered up at the highest command out there, and higher." Hersh reports, "boys were sodomized with the cameras rolling" in the prison.

  2:21:32 PM  permalink  

 
July 2004
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jun   Aug
-
Subscribe to "Current events" in Radio UserLand.

Click to see the XML version of this web page.

Click here to send an email to the editor of this weblog.
Click here to visit the Radio UserLand website.

jenett.radio.simplicity.1.3R


Copyright 2006 © Ken Novak.
Last update: 5/16/2006; 2:35:03 PM.