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It is becoming more and more apparent that the prison torture in Iraq was an born out of the inability to find WMD. As the hunt continued and no weapons were found a decision was made to try and get information from those held in Iraq who must know where they are hidden. This happened last August:
One of the most explosive elements of the Taguba Report, one which has received relatively little attention, is that the commander of the Guantanamo detention center, Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller, was sent to Abu Ghraib in late August 2003 with "a team of personnel experienced in strategic interrogation" to meet with officials there, including the WMD-hunting Iraq Survey Group. Their purpose was to review "the current Iraq Theatre ability to rapidly exploit internees for actionable intelligence"?in other words, how to get more information out of prisoners faster. It was Miller, according to Taguba, who recommended training the prison guards "to be actively engaged in setting the conditions for successful exploitation of the internees."Around that time last year another thing happened as well, Lt. Gen. William G. "Jerry" Boykin is appointed the new deputy undersecretary of Defense for intelligence. Who would know better how to humiliate Muslims than this guy? So we have a religious wacko and the guy who runs GITMO now training interrogators in Iraq. Still surprised this happened? The funny part is, if there is anything to laugh about at all it is who's responsible:
It is absolutely clear, based on the information already in the public domain, that the responsibility for the bestial actions at Abu Ghraib goes right to the top, to the top "Beast-Men" in the Cheney-Bush Administration: the Vice President himself, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and Rumsfeld's top civilian deputies in the Department of Defense. The direct line from the MPs at Abu Ghraib, to the top levels in the Pentagon, runs up the ladder through military intelligence to those in the Pentagon who were making increasing demands for information to be obtained through interrogations, more politely known as setting intelligence "requirements"?including the Straussian Stephen Cambone and his deputy, the holy-warrior Lt. Gen. William Boykin.It's the same old people that are responsible for all of this. Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfie, and all their cohorts from the Pentagon. All those who were in Daddies administration and drew up the DPG in 1992 (See post from May 6, 2004). And through all of this they didn't even find the WMD. I've said this before and I will say it again: Hitler told everyone what he was going to do if he attained power in the book Mein Kempf, these people told everyone what they would do if they got power in Rebuilding America's Defenses. I'm not saying these people are Hitler. What I'm saying is you shouldn't be surprised this is happening. They're are only doing what they said they would do.
More on Boykin
Endure you little Iraqis! Endure!
Well, sooner or later you knew someone was going to find out what major force was behind the American torture of Iraqis. I post this for your own erudition. It's a tough read, but worth it.
The rights outrage
The Right's Abu Ghraib Denial
Abu Ghraib Denial, Part 2