Ungodly Politics

"Announcing your plans is a good way to hear god laugh." - Al Swearingen

Saturday, May 22, 2004  

Well, this is relatively huge.

Lawyer: Top U.S. Officer Knew of Prison Abuse (washingtonpost.com): "A military lawyer for a soldier charged in the Abu Ghraib abuse case testified that a captain at the Baghdad prison said the highest-ranking U.S. military officer in Iraq was present during some 'interrogations and/or allegations of the prisoner abuse,' according to a recording of a military hearing obtained by The Washington Post.

The lawyer said he was told that Lt. Gen. Ricardo S. Sanchez and other senior military officers were aware of what was taking place on Tier 1A of Abu Ghraib. The lawyer, Capt. Robert Shuck, also said a sergeant at the prison was prepared to testify that intelligence officers told him the abuse of detainees on the cellblock was 'the right thing to do.' "


"Are you saying that Captain Reese is going to testify that General Sanchez was there and saw this going on?" asked Capt. John McCabe, the military prosecutor.

"That's what he told me," Shuck said. "I am an officer of the court, sir, and I would not lie. I have got two children at home. I'm not going to risk my career."

posted by lazarus | 15:51 | |
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