Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Another Soldier Disciplined re: Abu Ghraib

This is right in line with SecDef Rumsfeld's overall response to the Abu Ghraib situation. I'm going to keep hammering on this issue, simply because the Bush Administration (and Right Blogistan) would prefer that the whole story fade into the sunset. As a nation, as people, we can't lose our capacity to be shocked - because if we do, the "shock" bar gets raised to a higher level the next time. Pretty soon we're sawing off heads because "those guys did it, too."
Abuse Whistleblower 'Disciplined'

THE US Army has reportedly taken disciplinary action against a soldier in military intelligence who alleged the army was trying to cover up the extent of the Iraqi prison scandal.

Earlier this week, Sergeant Samuel Provance told America's ABC television that dozens of soldiers had been involved in the abuse at Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad. Only seven have been charged so far.

Today, ABC quoted Sgt Provance as saying that he had been stripped of his security clearance and told he may face prosecution over his comments.

Sgt Provance said he had been transferred to a different platoon and his record was officially "flagged", meaning he cannot be promoted or given awards or honours...