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kx21 Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's testimony in highly charged Open_Hearings:-

"There are a lot more photographs and videos that exist. If these are released to the public, obviously it's going to make matters worse."
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... "Compensation_for_extrajudicial_abuses". 040507
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... * May 7,2004- Open_Hearings *

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld:-

"the Iraqis who were mistreated will receive compensation."
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............. * Domino_Effect *

AP: Army Drops Brigade From Medal List

37 minutes ago

BAGHDAD, Iraq - The prisoner abuse scandal has so tarnished the Army's 800th Military Police Brigade that soldiers slated to receive an Army Bronze Star medal have been dropped from the list...

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040510/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_tarnished_brigade&cid=540&ncid=1480
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Always Ready With a Quip There's a "B" on notice. Run for your lives. 040510
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kx21 ****
The Span of extrajudicial_abuses in Iraq:-

Red Cross: Iraq Abuse Widespread, Routine

14 minutes
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GENEVA - Up to 90 percent of Iraqi detainees were arrested "by mistake," according to coalition intelligence officers cited in a Red Cross report disclosed Monday.

Abuse of Iraqi prisoners by American soldiers was widespread and routine, the report finds contrary to

President Bush's contention that the mistreatment "was the wrongdoing of a few."

http://story.news.yahoo.com/fc?cid=34&tmpl=fc&in=US&cat=US_Armed_Forces
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.. 10 May, 2004, 14:42 GMT 15:42 UK

Red Cross report: British details


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) report on the treatment of Iraqi detainees by coalition troops has not been published officially but leaked copies of the document are available on the Wall Street Journal's website.
The report does not generally distinguish between British and American forces but there are specific criticisms which appear to be aimed at areas under British command.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3701077.stm
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i
* Worst_is_yet_to_come & abuse_photos *
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kx21 Worst_is_yet_to_come Quiz:-

When did Bush know about the Prisonal Abuse in Iraq?
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... Late January - early February

President Bush becomes aware of the charges sometime in this time period, according to White House spokesman Scott McClellan, although the spokesman has not pinpointed a date. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld tells Bush of the charges, McClellan has said.
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Late January... Q The L.A. Times lead story today mentions the date January 13th, and then it says, about that time in January -- "About that time in January, Secretary Rumsfeld mentioned the prisoner abuse investigation to the President at a regularly scheduled White House meeting." I wondered if having that data point helps you narrow down when this might have been?

MR. McCLELLAN: Well, I think having those data points show when this information rose up to higher levels within the military. And certainly, as I said, Secretary Rumsfeld was the one who informed the President. So it would have been some time after Secretary Rumsfeld became aware of it. But the exact dates -- I cannot pinpoint that exact date of when the President was told.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/05/20040506-8.html
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May202004 U.S. probes death of prisoner seen in photos

Images show 2 U.S. soldiers near body with thumbs-up

1) Army Spc. Sabrina Harman of the 372nd Military Police Company poses with the body of a dead Iraqi man packed in ice.

http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/040520/040520_prison_probe_hmed9a.hmedium.jpg

2) Sgt. Charles Graner of the 372nd Military Police Company poses with the body of a dead Iraqi man packed in ice in this undated photo

http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/040520/040520_prison_probe_bcol9a.standard.jpg

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/5022416/
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May202004 ***
* More vivid images
***

New photograhs, video amplify prison violence
Physical and emotional abuse of detaines displayed vividlyBy Josh

12:51 a.m. ET May 21, 2004

The new pictures and videos go beyond the photos previously released to the public in several ways, amplifying the overt violence against detainees and displaying a variety of abusive techniques previously unseen. They show a group of apparently cavalier soldiers assaulting prisoners, forcing detainees to masturbate, and standing over a naked prisoner while holding a shotgun. Some of the videos echo scenes in previously released still photographs -- such as the stacking of naked detainees -- but the video images render the incidents more vividly.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5026083/
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May212004 New prisoner abuse details emerge

21 May, 2004, 09:32 GMT 10:32 UK

Abuses at Abu Ghraib jail are said to have occurred in late 2003
Graphic accounts by Iraqi prisoners of abuse at the hands of US soldiers have been published in a US newspaper, with fresh images depicting ill-treatment.

The Washington Post says it has seen hundreds of videos and photos which show previously unseen abusive techniques.

In sworn statements, detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad said they were beaten and sexually humiliated.

They were also force-fed pork and alcohol, against their Muslim beliefs.

The new photos include one of a prisoner being menaced by a soldier with a dog.

In other abuses depicted in the latest pictures:


A naked prisoner who appears to be covered in excrement is paraded down a corridor

A hooded detainee is pictured in a state of collapse

A US soldier appears to be raining blows down on detainees sprawled on the floor

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/3734531.stm
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phil attentive 040521
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iMay232004 Prison visits by general reported in hearing

Alleged presence of Sanchez cited by lawyer

The lawyer, Capt. Robert Shuck, said he was told that Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo S. Sanchez and other senior military officers were aware of what was taking place on Tier 1A of Abu Ghraib. Shuck is assigned to defend Staff Sgt. Ivan L. "Chip" Frederick II of the 372nd Military Police Company.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5039808/
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May232004 U.S. military denies general witnessed Iraq abuses

Sunday, May 23, 2004 Posted: 10:21 AM EDT (1421 GMT)


U.S. military officials have said there is no evidence that Sanchez or other senior military officers were aware of the prisoner abuse while it was happening. Prison officials have blamed the abuse on low-level military police, some of whom have maintained they were just following orders.

http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/05/23/abuse.sanchez.ap/index.html
040523
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iMay252004
US to switch Iraq military chiefs

25 May, 2004, 18:43 GMT 19:43 UK

Gen Sanchez was praised by top officials in Washington
The US military has confirmed that its top commander in Iraq Lt Gen Ricardo Sanchez is to be replaced.

Gen Karpinski was suspended from her duties as a commander of the 800th Military Police Brigade, which guarded prisoners at Abu Ghraib,

"'m angry because it just seems consistent with the rest of this unfairness. This is such a gross miscarriage of justice"

Janis Karpinski

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3745457.stm
040527
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iJun032004 * Iraqi Prison Abuse *

Accused U.S. Soldier Wants Cheney, Rumsfeld Evidence

9 minutes ago

DENVER (Reuters) - An American woman soldier at the center of the Iraqi prison abuse scandal has asked that Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld testify on her behalf, her attorneys said on Thursday.

The soldier, Pfc. Lynndie England, 21, is due to appear at a preliminary hearing in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where she is based, on June 22.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20040604/ts_nm/iraq_abuse_england_dc&cid=564&ncid=1480
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iJun042004 ---

* US /UK's "M Offer": Cut_and_run *

US, Britain offer Iraq right to send troops home

Fri Jun 4, 7:34 PM ET

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - The United States and Britain offered Iraq's interim government the right to send home US-led troops under a new UN resolution they want to get approved in the coming days

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20040604/wl_uk_afp/un_iraq_us_britain_draft_040604233428&e=2
040604
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iJun162004 U.S. Names Gen. Casey as New Top Commander in Iraq

Tue Jun 15, 5:14 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Gen. George Casey, the No. 2 officer in the Army, has been nominated to become the top U.S. commander in Iraq , replacing Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, who has come under scrutiny in the prisoner abuse scandal, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=564&e=15&u=/nm/20040615/ts_nm/iraq_usa_casey_dc_1
040616
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iJun172004 Report Says U.S. Has 'Secret' Detention Centers

Thu Jun 17, 3:43 PM ET

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20040617/ts_nm/security_detainees_dc_4
040617
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iJun212004 21 June, 2004, 08:50 GMT 09:50 UK


Generals face Abu Ghraib hearings

The charges relate to some of the most notorious incidents
A military judge has agreed that the defence team of a US soldier accused of abusing Iraqi prisoners will be allowed to question leading

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3825089.stm
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Jun202004 Judge Declares Abu Ghraib a Crime Scene

28 minutes ago

By FISNIK ABRASHI and JIM KRANE, Associated Press Writers

BAGHDAD, Iraq - A military judge on Monday declared the notorious Abu Ghraib prison a crime scene that cannot be demolished as President Bush had offered. He also refused to move the trial of a soldier accused of abusing inmates.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040621/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_prisoner_abuse&cid=540&ncid=1480
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somebody Judge allows another Abu Ghraib defendant to grill top military brass

Tue Jun 22, 1:55 PM ET

BAGHDAD (AFP) - A military judge ruled that a third defendant in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, Staff Sergeant Ivan Frederick, could question top US military commanders in Iraq

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1512&ncid=1512&e=1&u=/afp/20040622/wl_afp/iraq_us_prison_abuse_040622175557
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somebody U.S. General Says Met Israeli Interrogator in Iraq

Sat Jul 3, 6:33 PM ET

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20040703/wl_nm/iraq_usa_israel_dc&cid=574&ncid=1473
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. Brigadier-General Janis Karpinski, who was responsible for military police guarding all Iraqi jails at the time prisoners were abused by U.S. troops there, told the BBC she met the Israeli at a Baghdad interrogation center. 040703
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somebody CIA failed to pass on info about abandoned Iraqi weapons program

54 minutes ago

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20040706/ts_alt_afp/us_iraq_weapons&cid=1506&ncid=1480

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The Central Intelligence Agency failed to pass on to President George W. Bush before the Iraq (news - web sites) war information from relatives of Iraqi scientists that Baghdad had abandoned its program to develop weapons of mass destruction, The New York Times reported on its Web site.
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14 July 2004 NATO says troops duped by U.S. vigilantes

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5435922/

Group of Americans found running private jail in Afghanistan
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The_missing_dot Ex-general: War planners did not expect insurgency

Fri Jul 16, 9:40 AM ET

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/chitribts/20040716/ts_chicagotrib/exgeneralwarplannersdidnotexpectinsurgency&cid=2027&ncid=1473

One of the nation's top generals during the invasion of Iraq said Thursday that the insurgency took U.S. military leaders by surprise because they believed

the assurances of Iraqi opposition groups and defectors that
American forces would be welcomed.
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3 August 2004 Denmark Recalls Top Iraqi Commanders in Abuse Probe

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=574&ncid=574&e=8&u=/nm/20040803/wl_nm/iraq_denmark_investigation_dc_1

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark recalled top commanders from Iraq Tuesday following a mounting prisoner abuse scandal involving Danish soldiers which has shocked the egalitarian candinavian country
040803
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Anti-Moore Coalition j__u__s__t___f_o_r___'f___u____n' 040803
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i.e. photographed
mocking Iraqi prisoners "just for fun."
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An "amazing" newslink Probe Into Rebuffed Prison Rescue Sought

2 hours, 27 minutes ago
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040808/ap_on_re_us/rescue_rebuffed&cid=519&ncid=1480

PORTLAND, Ore. - A senator sent the Pentagon a letter Sunday seeking an investigation into a report

that U.S. soldiers were ordered to abandon an effort to prevent Iraqi jailers from abusing prisoners.
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An "amazing" newslink British violating Geneva Conventions in Iraq: Danish colonel

Tue Aug 10, 5:17 AM ET
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20040810/wl_uk_afp/iraq_britain_denmark_040810091742

COPENHAGEN (AFP) - British forces in are systematically violating the Geneva Conventions in their treatment of prisoners, Danish Colonel Henrik Flach said.
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An "amazing" newslink Iraq Abuse Whistleblower Under Protection

10 minutes ago
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16 August 2004 HAGERSTOWN, Md. - The Army reservist who tipped off investigators to abuse of Iraqi prisoners by his fellow soldiers is in protective military custody because of death threats

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040817/ap_on_re_us/prison_abuse_darby&cid=519&ncid=1480
040817
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Yahoo! Search Analysis: Doctors a Part of Iraq Abuse

1 minute ago

LONDON - Doctors working for the U.S. military in Iraq collaborated with interrogators in the abuse of detainees at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison, profoundly breaching medical ethics and human rights,

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040820/ap_on_re_mi_ea/torture_doctors&cid=540&ncid=1480
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why not Pentagon says no evidence of medical collaboration with abusive behavior

2 minutes ago


"There is no evidence that final death certificates were falsified,"

?
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An "amazing" newslink Professor Accuses Doctors in Iraq Abuse

1 hour, 17 minutes ago

"that doctors or medics falsified death certificates to cover up homicides, hid evidence of beatings and revived a prisoner so he could be further tortured.
No reports of abuses were initiated by medical personnel until the official investigation into Abu Ghraib began"
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. http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040820/ap_on_re_mi_ea/torture_doctors&cid=540&ncid=1473 040820
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23 August 2004 Abu Ghraib report faults top commanders

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5800201/
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4 Sep 2004 General Blames Prison Abuse on Commanders

9 minutes ago
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. BAGHDAD, Iraq - The Army general who once ran detention operations in Iraq (news - web sites) said a "conspiracy" among top U.S. commanders has left her to blame for the abuses of Iraqi inmates at Abu Ghraib prison.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040904/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/iraq_prisoner_abuse&cid=542&ncid=1480
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8 Sep 2004 Retired officers call for independent probe of military detention, interrogation practices

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1521&e=1&u=/afp/20040908/pl_afp/iraq_us_prisoners_letter_040908204302

WASHINGTON (AFP) - A group of retired generals and admirals called for an independent investigation into detention and interrogation practices at Abu Ghraib and other US-run detention facilities
040908
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a "point" "Investigations that are purely internal to the military, however competent, cannot examine the whole picture," 040908
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13 Sep 2004 A new Iraqi scandal

The generals reported that, at the behest of the Central Intelligence Agency, Army jailers in Iraq kept dozens, if not 100 or more, "ghost detainees'' hidden inside the prison and at several other facilities. The secret confinements were part of ploy to create a phony prison roster to purposefully conceal the prisoners from inspections by the Red Cross.

The exact number of "ghost detainees,'' who they are and why the CIA arrested them, is not readily known because there are no official records. But perhaps even more unsettling is that no one else -- neither the generals nor the Congress -- seems to know how the detainees were treated,

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/09/13/EDGIJ7P1JM1.DTL
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An "amazing" newslink Questions mount over Iraq rebuilding contracts

7:41 p.m. ET Sept. 13, 2004
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5990392/

Audits reveal only
$1 billion of $18 billion has been spent
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916 Federal Judge Orders U.S. Government to Turn over Records of All War Detainees - OneWorld.net via Yahoo! News (Sep 16, 2004) 040917
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. WASHINGTON, D.C., Sep 16 (OneWorld) - In a victory for human and civil rights groups, a U.S. federal judge has given the government 30 days to turn over or identify all documents relating to the treatment of detainees held by the United States at military bases and other detention facilities overseas, including at the naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq 040917
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22 Sep 2004 Pentagon Expands Outposts in Middle East

35 minutes ago
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22 Sep 2004 Pentagon Expands Outposts in Middle East

35 minutes ago
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U.S. http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/040922/481/mac10209221625

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military is quietly expanding its network of small outposts worldwide to help fight terrorism in Middle Eastern and African hotspots,
040922
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The Factor unstable_crazy_girls 041025
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1 hour 39 minutes ago Iraqi Lawmaker Says U.S. Soldier Grabbed His Throat

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