After Private Lynndie England, a lieutenant colonel on trial for Abu Ghraib torture … but will Rumsfeld and Bush be?

This video from CNN in the USA is called Abu Ghraib covered up, Congress misled by Rumsfeld.

And this video says: ‘Shocking pictures have come to light revealing the extent of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib – and it’s much worse than anyone imaged.’

After Private Lynndie England, depicted in pro Bush media as one of very few ‘rotten apples’ in an otherwise spotless US occupation … err … ‘liberation’ of Iraq; now, a lieutenant colonel is on trial for torture in Abu Ghraib prison. However, will Rumsfeld and Bush, still a lot higher in the chain of command, be tried for the torture and other crimes in Abu Ghraib and elsewhere?

Reuters reports:

Abu Ghraib interrogation chief faces court-martial

Sunday August 19, 2007

WASHINGTON – A court-martial will start Monday for a US Army intelligence officer charged with abuses at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison, where he headed the interrogation centre, the Army said today.

The trial of Lt. Col. Steven Jordan will be convened at Fort Meade, Maryland, outside Washington, the Army said.

Jordan is charged with cruelty and maltreatment of detainees as well as making false statements and obstruction of justice, disobeying a superior officer and failure to obey orders.

The charges stem from violations of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice alleged to have taken place at the Joint Interrogation Debriefing Centre at Abu Ghraib on or about Sept. 17, 2003 to Aug. 19, 2004.

An investigation of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib carried out by Army Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba in 2004 described Jordan as one of several directly or indirectly responsible.

Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba also considered Rumsfeld and Bush responsible, which this article does not mention.

A preponderance of evidence showed Jordan failed to prevent the unauthorized use of dogs and the humiliation of detainees kept naked for no acceptable purpose while he was a senior officer in charge, among other failings, Taguba said.

Jordan acquitted: here.

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