From Associated Press:
Abu Ghraib officer says investigation of abuse at Iraqi prison didn’t go far enough
By BEN NUCKOLS, Associated Press writer
BALTIMORE — The revelation that the Army threw out the conviction of the only officer court-martialed in the Abu Ghraib scandal renewed outrage from human rights advocates who complained that not enough military and civilian leaders were held accountable for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners.
Those critics found an unlikely ally in the officer himself, Lt. Col. Steven L. Jordan, whose conviction on a minor charge of disobeying an order was dismissed this week, leaving him with only an administrative reprimand.
Jordan told The Associated Press on Thursday he believes many officers and enlisted soldiers did not face adequate scrutiny in the investigation that led to convictions against 11 soldiers, none with a rank higher than staff sergeant.
If rough interrogation techniques were taught to the soldiers who abused prisoners at Abu Ghraib, Jordan said, “the question at that point is, who’s responsible for that? Is it Donald Rumsfeld? (Lt.) Gen. (Ricardo) Sanchez?
According to Think Progress blog in the USA, even
Bush Rejects McCain’s ‘100-Year’ Occupation Of Iraq: ‘That’s A Long Time’.
US army: 3 Buddies Home From Iraq Are Charged With Murdering a 4th: here.
At least 121 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans have committed a killing or been charged in one in the United States after returning from combat, The New York Times reported Sunday: here.