9 May 2004

telling the world

Fred Kaplan quotes the entire text of the Baghdad press conference where the US armed forces 'told the world' about Abu Ghraib:


BAGHDAD, Iraq -- An investigation has been initiated into reported incidents of detainee abuse at a Coalition Forces detention facility. The release of specific information concerning the incidents could hinder the investigation, which is in its early stages. The investigation will be conducted in a thorough and professional manner. The Coalition is committed to treating all persons under its control with dignity, respect and humanity. Lt. Gen. Ricardo S. Sanchez, the Commanding General, has reiterated this requirement to all members of CJTF-7.

This is what Rumsfeld calls 'telling the world'...