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Friday, August 26, 2005

Janis Karpinski Speaks Again, Reveals Much More

In the odd case that you haven't already heard about the latest from the former Army Reserve Brigadier General in charge of Abu Ghraib prison, here's a link to Karpinski's interview with contributing editor (and law professor) Marjorie Cohn. It's a tale of money, power, and corporate contractors. And, of course, a coverup. What else did you expect from this secretive administration?

I had been hesitant to speak out before because this Administration is so vindictive. But now I will ... Anybody who confronts this Administration or Rumsfeld or the Pentagon with a true assessment, they find themselves either out of a job, out of their positions, fired, relieved or chastised. Their career comes to an end. -- Janis Karpinski, interview with Marjorie Cohn, August 3, 2005

Recall that Karpinski was the one that took the proverbial "administrative fall" for the prison abuse scandal; she was demoted to Colonel and was "retired." Pvt. Lyndie England, et al. absorbed the shelling on behalf of the abusers; they're incarcerated.


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