May 14, 2004

Abuse Finger-Pointing in High Gear

Greetings. The accusations and counter-accusations between U.S. soldiers and others implicated in the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal are already entering high gear.

The soldiers themselves, military intelligence personnel, and "other government agencies" operatives, are all being implicated.

It will be some time before we can understand who is telling the truth, who is trying to protect their own behind, and how far up the chain of command this all really goes.

Spc. Jeremy Sivits' actual official statement for his upcoming court-martial has already been made public by the U.S. government.

Sivits is expected to plead guilty and is facing lesser charges than the other soldiers who are currently accused. He has been cooperating with prosecutors and (perhaps not coincidentally) seems to be implying that major higher-ups were not involved, in sharp contrast to the reported statements of the other defendants.


Posted by Lauren at May 14, 2004 09:39 AM | Permalink
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