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U.S. General Admits Iraqis Were Tortured At Abu Ghraib

HeadlineAug 26, 2004

For the first time, a U.S. Army general has admitted that U.S. forces tortured Iraqis at the Abu Ghraib prison Army Major General George Fay told a Pentagon briefing on Wednesday “It’s a harsh word, and in some instances, unfortunately, I think it was appropriate here. There were a few instances where torture was being used.” Yesterday Fay and Lt. Gen. Anthony Jones released a 143-page report that found military intelligence soldiers played a major role in directing and carrying out the abuse on Iraqis. The report recommended that the Pentagon punish five military intelligence officers and 29 military intelligence soldiers at Abu Ghraib. Six employees from CACI International and Titan were also referred for prosecution. The report criticized the CIA for holding at least eight prisoners from the Red Cross. According to the report, one detainee was kept for four months in a three by six foot cell that didn’t have a window, latrine or water tap, or bedding. -

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