Wednesday, May 12, 2004

I Don't Buy It

To say that these soldiers just randomly decided to do these cruel acts, and that it had nothing to do with orders to get information out of them is a joke. Unless the military is so out of control in Iraq, I can't image trained men and women would just go around torturing Iraqis for fun.

The Army general who investigated the abuses at Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad said yesterday that he had found no evidence the misconduct was based on orders from high-ranking officers or involved a deliberate policy to stretch legal limits on extracting information from detainees. ... "We did not find any evidence of a policy or a direct order given to these soldiers to conduct what they did. I believe that they did it on their own volition," said Taguba, who was deputy commander for military support operations in the Persian Gulf region when he led the investigation.
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