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Abu Ghraib officer draws reprimand

The only officer convicted of charges in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal has received the minimum penalty from a military jury, a reprimand, reports David Dishneau for The Washington Times:


The sentence was the lowest punishment the jury could have ordered for the offense, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

It capped the court-martial of the only officer charged in the scandal that erupted with the release of pictures of grinning U.S. soldiers posing with detainees, some naked, being held on leashes or in painful and sexually humiliating positions. Col. Jordan, 51, didn't appear in the inflammatory photos, but he was accused of fostering a climate conducive to abuse as director of the prison's interrogation center.

The sentence followed a split verdict Tuesday in which the jury acquitted the reservist from Fredericksburg, Va., of charges that he failed to supervise 11 lower-ranking soldiers previously convicted for their roles at Abu Ghraib.


Read the whole story at the above link. He was convicted of disobeying an order to keep silent about the investigation, not any charge related to the abuse. For all the media hype and insistence the incidents stemmed from a command structure, no credible evidence ever supported that claim.

So far, a much higher percentage of Hillary Clinton donors have violated campaign finance laws than have Americans in Iraq abused prisoners.


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Comments (10)

Failed to follow an order t... (Below threshold)
ExSubNuke:

Failed to follow an order to keep quiet about an ongoing investigation. Yeah, that verdict sounds about right.

It'll never be spun off as such in the MSM though. If it gets ANY playtime, it'll be that "Col. Jordan found guilty in Abu Ghraib case" or something similar.

>So far, a much higher perc... (Below threshold)
Paul:

>So far, a much higher percentage of Hillary Clinton donors have violated campaign finance laws than have Americans in Iraq abused prisoners.

heh- That's says it all right there. Funny Funny Stuff.

Funny?Nah. Sad. ... (Below threshold)

Funny?

Nah. Sad. Really sad. The sort of mind-numbing sadness which would make Richard Simmons morose. Courtney Love warning Owen Wilson to clean up his act sad.

What's really sad ... (Below threshold)
marc:

What's really sad is the despicable hag Army Reserve Col. Janis Karpinski gets off with a loss of a "stripe" and retirement.

It was her prison, under her command and the events happened on "her watch." She should have been making big ones into small ones.

The amazing thing here is t... (Below threshold)
Pretzel_Logic:

The amazing thing here is the MSM and every lib loves to lay these few knuckleheads on Rumsfeld and Cheney and Bush for that matter. The fact of the matter is they couldn't even tie it to an officer in charge of the place.

Ditto Marc on 4. As well a... (Below threshold)
epador:

Ditto Marc on 4. As well as those her put her in command and fertilized the ground she allowed to grow with weeds.

The pics that came out of a... (Below threshold)
moseby:

The pics that came out of abu graib were hilarious!! Dopey ay-rabs stacked like chordwood and standin with hoods on...and wired up and so forth. And then there's that fat slob teddy the hut all protestin and shit. Ah, the memories...

I gotta echo the Karpinski ... (Below threshold)
pennywit:

I gotta echo the Karpinski comments. Regardless what might have been said/done to give the men under her command the impression they were allowed to/encouraged/etc. to do what they did ... none of it would have happened had she been a competent commander.

--|PW|--

"Teddy the Hut"....lolol. M... (Below threshold)
ODA315:

"Teddy the Hut"....lolol. Mind if I use that Moseby?

pennywit:I got... (Below threshold)
marc:

pennywit:

I gotta echo the Karpinski comments. Regardless what might have been said/done to give the men under her command the impression they were allowed to/encouraged/etc. to do what they did ... none of it would have happened had she been a competent commander.

Actually the worst part of the Karpinski story was how she acted when the story broke.

Rather than state her case her and her shysters lawyer ran to the EU to blab he sob story to many of the EU media outlets.

It was later she spent much time talking to the U.S. media.




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