Abu Ghraib Officer Acquitted, Rights Groups Seethe & Whine

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Lt. Col. Steven L. Jordan has been acquitted of the three most serious charges arising from the Abu Ghraib scandal: failing to obey a lawful order by ordering dogs used for interrogations; cruelty and maltreatment for subjecting detainees to forced nudity and intimidation by dogs; and dereliction of a duty to properly train and supervise soldiers in humane interrogation rules.

Jordan was convicted on a lesser charge of disobeying an order not to discuss the abuse investigation. Jordan admitted to e-mailing others about the matter.

The usual suspects are seething and whining. AP:

"None of the cases brought to date has given the systemic accounting the nation needs of what happened, why and how far up the chain of command responsibility lies," Shamsi said. "It cries out for the kind of oversight and investigations that Congress can do."
How far up the chain of command did it go? It seems to me that by finding Jordan not guilty that the jury found that the scandal did not go up the chain of command at all. At least, the buck stopped somewhere below him.

Of course, nothing short of pinning the Blame on Bush of Rumsfeld is adequate for the Left. The same people who were shocked and horrified about our side building naked pyramids but say next to nothing when our enemies systematically torture and murder civilians.

As I've said many times before the sick cruelty of the prison guards at Abu Ghraib is torture in the same way that my three older brothers constantly tortured me. Abuse, yes....but torture, no.

Posted by: Rusty at 08:27 AM

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