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Abu Ghraib officer describes ‘pressure’ to extract information
By USA Today staff
The officer who oversaw interrogations at Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad testified that he was under intense “pressure” from the White House, Pentagon and CIA last fall to get better information from detainees, pressure that he said included a visit to the prison by an aide to national security adviser Condoleezza Rice.
Soldier: Commander Tried to Change Test
By MATT GOURAS -- Associated Press Writer
A National Guard commander told a mental health counselor to change an evaluation to show that a serviceman who accused fellow soldiers of abusing Iraqi prisoners was mentally unfit, another soldier says.
Originally posted by slank
Rumpsfeld wanted permission to use torture methods that his covert ops guys were using in Afghanistan and other places around the world. Ashcroft delivered a sick, evil memo arguing that it was legal to torture prisoners. Rumpsfeld's ops were then sent to and floating around at Abu Grabe in false military dress and using bogus names and encouraging young untrained military recruits to commit acts of torture to get information.
It is consistent with the Bush administration's attitude that people don't matter, after all Bush knows he was chosen by God (not by US voters) to run the country. To him it doesn't matter how many Americans, Iraqis or anyone else dies, is injured, or made to be criminals as long as he gets to parade himself as a 'wartime' president. With incidents in multiple sites in Iraq, in Afghanistan, Guantanimo(sp?), and abuses by the Justice department here in the US how can people not see that this is an across the board administation policy?