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Thursday, October 21, 2004

The buck stops where?

Staff Sgt. Ivan Frederick was sentenced to eight years of prison today for conspiracy, dereliction of duty, maltreatment of detainees, assault and committing an indecent act–all charges stemming from his guard service at Abu Ghraib prison.

Meanwhile, those higher in the chain of command (e.g. Donald Rumsfeld, George W. Bush) have largely escaped scrutiny. Read the classified Pentagon draft report sanctioning torture here.

1 Comments:

At 11:19 PM, Blogger Carter said...

It's sad. How we punish a soldier doing his job, but let the men who put the orders out stay free.

 

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