Sunday, April 03, 2005

Liars: The Buck Stops Nowhere

Why do I have to go to the UK's Independent to find this story?

Green light for Iraqi prison abuse came right from the top

...Documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) reveal that Lt General Ricardo Sanchez authorised techniques such as the use of dogs to intimidate prisoners, stress positions and disorientation. In the documents, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, Gen Sanchez admits that some of the techniques would not be tolerated by other countries.

When he appeared last year before a Congressional committee, Gen Sanchez denied authorising such techniques. He has now been accused of perjury...

You know as well as I do that the bread crumb trail leading to the Abu Ghraib torture chambers doesn't stop at Sanchez, either.