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Graner Gets 10 Years For Abuse Crisis (from ATSNN)

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posted on Jan, 15 2005 @ 07:23 PM
Charles Graner, Jr., just yesterday found guilty of prisoner abuse was sentenced to 10 years jailtime. Graner, "respects and understands," why he was convicted and sentenced though he maintains that he was following orders.
Graner sentenced to 10 years for abuses
He admitted to 'criminal' acts but said he was following orders
Saturday, January 15, 2005 Posted: 7:27 PM EST (0027 GMT)

Army Reserve Spc. Charles Graner Jr.
FORT HOOD, Texas (CNN) -- Army Reserve Spc. Charles Graner Jr. was sentenced Saturday to 10 years in a military prison for his role in abusing detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad.

Graner, 36, will serve his prison term as a private, with no salary, and will be dishonorably discharged after he is released.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

So Graner, gets 10 years and this seems to be the end of the scandal. Graner still says he was following orders, but there appears to be no effort to determine further whether or not this is plausible. All said and done, a very swift resolution to a very serious situation.....I'm not satisfied that all involved were held responsible....

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posted on Jan, 15 2005 @ 08:04 PM
Patience is a virtue

as posted by MemoryShock
...I'm not satisfied that all involved were held responsible....

MemoryShock, I don't believe that fat lady has finished singing. Your concern is valid, but warrents patience also. I do not believe they are finished, as of yet.
This may be of interest to you also? Look under Part Three: Recommendations.
The "Taguba Report" On Treatment Of Abu Ghraib Prisoners In Iraq

As to Mr. Grainer's claims to following orders, did he follow orders when:
1) he disobeyed orders concerning prisoner treatment?
2) he fraternized with lower ranking members?
3) he took porn pictures of some of his comrades and then posted them up?
4) he took part in making the prisoners form naked pyramids?
5) he took pictures of such events and abuses?
6) etc., etc.

Here, maybe this will aid some people on the likes of Mr. Graner.
Soldier Target of Prior Abuse Allegations

As mentioned before, he acted independently and voluntarily. And again, if he was following orders, why did he not just dis-obey them? He could have easily done so? And if, by chance, he was following orders, does that mean that he is exempt from responsibility?


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