August 24, 2004

It just doesn't stop, does it?

The Washington Post has details from a new US Army report on the treatment of prisoners at Abu Ghraib:

But the new report, according to Pentagon sources, will show that MPs were using their animals to make juveniles -- as young as 15 years old -- urinate on themselves as part of a competition. "There were two MP dog handlers who did use dogs to threaten kids detained at Abu Ghraib," said an Army officer familiar with the report, one of two investigations on detainee abuse scheduled for release this week. "It has nothing to do with interrogation. It was just them on their own being weird."

Speaking on the condition of anonymity because the report has not been released, other officials at the Pentagon said the investigation also acknowledges that military intelligence soldiers kept multiple detainees off the record books and hid them from international humanitarian organizations. The report also mentions substantiated claims that at least one male detainee was sodomized by one of his captors at Abu Ghraib, sources said.

To no one's surprise, however, the report also says that these actions were unauthorized by those higher up in the chain of command.

Posted by Magpie at August 24, 2004 10:18 AM | Iraq | Technorati links |

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Posted by: Alfred Hopkins at August 24, 2004 05:26 PM