Have the inquiries been fair and complete? These are just a few of the similarities of abuse listed in the Taguba Report. They say he should never have been charged, because of the failure of his commanders to provide proper training and standards. I believe that all the prisoners needs to be compensated. They have no shame and cannot be believed. Guantnamo meets Afghanistan at Abu Ghraib In August 2003, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, through his top intelligence aide, Stephen A.
Their friends are gonna know. Zimbardo said the Milgram study, which found that 65 percent of ordinary residents of New Haven, Conn. Taguba's report stated that the following abuses happened in this incident: 1. If so, who else should be held responsible? George Orwell was only off by 20 years. And for Cowan, it's a personal issue. The report said that 23 military intelligence specialists and four civilian contractors had encouraged or condoned abuse.
The Final Report of the Independent Panel to Review Department of Defense detention operations specifically absolved U. Forcing detainees to remove their clothing and keeping them naked for several days at a time. She was acquitted on a second conspiracy count. The key to this experiment was when the teacher felt they were wrong and questioned the experimenter about stopping. Last fall, General Sanchez ordered Ryder to review the prison system in Iraq and recommend ways to improve it. Karpinski was rarely seen at the prisons she was supposed to be running, Taguba wrote.
This means the ultimate responsibility rests squarely on the shoulders of the current administration Bush, Cheney, et al. Make sure he has a bad night. Taguba, in his report, was polite but direct in refuting his fellow-general. A summary of the U. When man is given supreme control over another with no concern about recourse then some men are happy to inflict pain and suffering. The Army found that interrogators asked reservists working in the prison to prepare the Iraqi detainees, physically and mentally, for questioning. Between May 2004 and March 2006, these soldiers were convicted in , sentenced to military prison, and from service.
Gary Pittman, who was a guard there. . He also punched one prisoner so hard in the chest that he needed. He says that he asked Army Spc. Such protections include the right to be free from coercive interrogation, to receive a fair trial if charged with a criminal offense, and, in the case of detained civilians, to be able to appeal periodically the security rationale for continued detention. The scandal came to widespread public attention In April 2004, when a news report was aired on April 28 by , describing the abuse, including pictures showing military personnel taunting naked prisoners. The prison was used to hold approximately 50,000 men and women in poor conditions, and torture and execution were frequent.
But here's a more pressing question - why has this story gotten more attention and outrage then beheadings? Archived from on February 12, 2008. Article by Martin Mbugua Photo by Linda A. Abuse of Iraqis by U. The men had been accused of starting a riot in another section of the prison. They danced on his belly and poured cold water all over him. The trail of evidence went right to the top.
They might bring the prisoner back in a few hours, or the next morning, or two days later. But no-one can lay more chaos and animal house antics which refers to a film in poor taste but aiming for humour to photos of soldiers holding thumbs up over people who've been tortured to death. Torture is still up for grabs in America. The cameras have now disappeared The abuse still continues. Who is to blame for the abuse at the Abu Ghraib prison? Two guards were demoted in rank and a third was acquitted in a court martial.
Janice Karpinsky ran Abu Ghraib for the Army. The story included photographs depicting the abuse of prisoners. There are, to be sure, some honorable figures who left the government with little fanfare and much remorse, taking what they knew and their shame with them. And if we can't hold ourselves up as an example of how to treat people with dignity and respect … We can't ask that other nations to that to our soldiers as well. Because he says the reserve soldiers at Abu Ghraib were not only undermanned and under-trained, they were directed to soften up prisoners for interrogation. In this way, he admitted for the first time that an official policy of brutality in the service of interrogation had indeed existed. He is also charged with assault for allegedly striking detainees — and ordering detainees to strike each other.
None of these stories received significant coverage in the mainstream press. General Taguba saved his harshest words for the military-intelligence officers and private contractors. Frederick, a reservist, said he was proud to serve in Iraq. After another three days they would be given a top, and then after another three days given trouser bottoms. To our knowledge, prior to the current detention of prisoners at Guantnamo, the U.