Demoted general claims discrimination, blames superior for Abu Ghraib

[JURIST] Recently-demoted {JURIST report] Abu Ghraib commander Colonel Janis Karpinski [Wikipedia profile], formerly a reserve Brigadier General, says that she is being discriminated against and that evidence exists that top ranking officials should be held responsible for the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. In an ABC television interview [ABC News report] aired Thursday night on Nightline she blamed a ranking officer, Gen. Geoffrey Miller [Human Rights Watch report], for introducing the use of human pyramids and dog leashes in interrogation: "I can tell you with certainty that the MPs (military police) certainly did not design those techniques, they certainly did not come to Abu Ghraib or to Iraq with dog collars and dog leashes." Karpinski is the only high-ranking US military officer to date to be punished in the scandal. "I think there's definitely grounds for discrimination," she told ABC. "Why was I the only general officer that was singled out to be suspended from command when all the of the information clearly shows that other people had knowledge and were involved?" Reuters has more.

 

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