Transcript : Taguba, Cambone on Abu Ghraib Report

SPEAKERS: Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va). Chairman Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) Sen. Wayne Allard (R-Colo.) Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) Sen. Susan M. Collins (R-Maine) Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) Sen. Jim Talent (R-Mo.) Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-N.C.) Sen. … Continue reading “Transcript : Taguba, Cambone on Abu Ghraib Report”

A Timeline of Torture & Abuse Allegations and Responses

By HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Allegations of torture and mistreatment of detainees by U.S. forces in Iraq do not involve isolated cases, but are part of a broader pattern of what the Army’s own investigation into the matter called "systemic abuse." Concerns about mistreatment of detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan, and in other undisclosed detention facilities set … Continue reading “A Timeline of Torture & Abuse Allegations and Responses”

Rumsfeld Speaks to Senate Armed Services Committee

Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va). Chairman Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) Sen. Wayne Allard (R-Colo.) Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) Sen. Susuan M. Collins (R-Maine) Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) Sen. Jim Talent (R-Mo.) Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-N.C.) Sen. John … Continue reading “Rumsfeld Speaks to Senate Armed Services Committee”

Rumsfeld Testifies Before House Armed Services Committee

The House Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the the treatment of Iraqi Prisoners Friday. The transcript follows: COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) Chairman Rep. Curt Weldon (R-Pa.) Rep. Joel Hefley (R-Colo.) Rep. Jim Saxton (R-N.J.) Rep. John M. Mchugh (R-N.Y.) Rep. Terry Everett (R-Ala.) Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett (R-Md.) Rep. Howard P. … Continue reading “Rumsfeld Testifies Before House Armed Services Committee”

Bush Interview With Al Hurra

QUESTION: Mr. President, thank you for agreeing to do this interview with us. Evidence of torture of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. personnel has left many Iraqis and people in the Middle East and the Arab world with the impression that the United States is no better than Saddam Hussein’s regime, especially when those alleged torture … Continue reading “Bush Interview With Al Hurra”

Bush Interview With Al Arabiya

QUESTION: Mr. President, thank you for giving us this chance here in Al Arabiya. Regarding the alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners, six U.S. soldiers are being reprimanded. Do you think that’s enough? BUSH: First, I want to tell the people of the Middle East that the practices that took place in that prison are abhorrent … Continue reading “Bush Interview With Al Arabiya”