Having read the Taquba report to the joint chiefs, it is very hard to swallow the words of the president, vice president and Mr. Rumsfeld of last
week. In fact, it puts all of their statements about ignorance of the abuse in Iraq under question.
"With respect to interrogation, MG Miller's Team
recommended that CJTF-7 dedicate and train a detention
guard force subordinate to the Joint Interrogation
Debriefing Center (JIDC) Commander that "sets the
conditions for the successful interrogation and
exploitation of internees/detainees."
and...Following our review of MG Ryder's Report and MG
Miller's Report, my investigation team immediately began
an in-depth review of all available documents regarding
the 800th MP Brigade. We reviewed in detail the
voluminous CID investigation regarding alleged detainee
abuses at detention facilities in Iraq, particularly the
Abu Ghraib (BCCF) Detention Facility. We analyzed
approximately fifty witness statements from military
police and military intelligence personnel, potential
suspects, and detainees. We reviewed numerous photos and
videos of actual detainee abuse taken by detention
facility personnel, which are now in the custody and
control of the US Army Criminal Investigation Command and
the CJTF-7 prosecution team. "
The president knows what the words exploitation of detainees means. So too does Mr. Rumsfield.
Read the full report here: It will peal your eyelids wide open.
I would not be surprised if the investigation into Abu Graib prison leads to articles of impeachment sooner rather than later....
see for yourself.
[Edited on 11-5-2004 by Zion Mainframe]