Saturday, April 23, 2005

Because Four Out of Five Ain't Bad

The Army has cleared four out of the five army officers in charge of Iraqi prisons, including Abu Ghriab, of prisoner abuses going on there. Army officers heard no evil, saw no evil and spoke no evil.

But wait a minute the army just released a report two days ago that said a wish list of interrogation methods (torture) was going around in 2003.

The Tribune reported:

"The discussions, which took place in e-mail messages between interrogators and Army officials in Baghdad, were used in part to develop the interrogation rules of engagement approved by Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, then commander of U.S. troops in Iraq."

So the Army knew about the emails discussing interrogation methods in 2003 but no one actually knew about any sort of abuse going at Iraq's prisons.

How can the army release two such contradictory reports within two days of each other and get away with it?

To paraphrase, something is rotten in the free and independent state of Iraq.

1 comment:

SkeetsV said...

The Army is a "good ol' boy" network. Army officers don't snitch on other officers. So I'm not surprised that the leaders only got a slap on the wrist.