Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Rumsfeld okayed abuses says former U.S. general

MADRID (Reuters) - Outgoing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld authorized the mistreatment of detainees at

Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq , the prison's former U.S. commander said in an interview on Saturday.

Former U.S. Army Brigadier General Janis Karpinski told Spain's El Pais newspaper she had seen a letter apparently signed by Rumsfeld which allowed civilian contractors to use techniques such as sleep deprivation during interrogation.

Karpinski, who ran the prison until early 2004, said she saw a memorandum signed by Rumsfeld detailing the use of harsh interrogation methods. More here


JimB said...

No-surprise here. Thanks for posting this.

ThatGirlTasha said...

Rumsfeld is such a punk-I love this part-
"Make sure this is accomplished,"
I hope Rummy can speak German-at least enough to beg for food and water and to ask "How does this dress make me look?"