Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Shorter Senate Hearing with General Taguba

From the New York Times:

General Cites Command and Training Lapses in Prison Abuse

Maj. Gen. Antonio M. Taguba, the Army general who wrote the report about abuses of Iraqi detainees by American soldiers, said today that rampant failures of leadership, training and discipline led to the violations at Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad.

He said leadership failures could be traced as high as the brigade commander; Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski, who was in charge of the 800th Military Police Brigade, which oversaw the prison facilities during the time the abuses were committed.

Republicans: “We’re trying to figure out a way to blame this on Clinton. Check back with us on Crossfire.”