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Monday, August 27, 2007

NEWS AND COMMENT




Colonel Is Acquitted in Abu Ghraib Abuse Case


A military jury acquitted an Army officer on Tuesday of charges that he failed to properly train and supervise enlisted soldiers involved in detainee interrogations in 2003 at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, where prisoners were subjected to brutal treatment.

In the court-martial at Fort Meade, Md., the jury of nine Army colonels and a brigadier general found the officer, Lt. Col. Steven L. Jordan, guilty of only one lesser offense, that of disobeying an order to refrain from discussing the case.


Looks as though the military is concerned most about the possibility of providing information to the public that may deviate from the official party line. See, Pat Tillman incident.



Embattled Attorney General Resigns


The office of Attorney General Gonzales issued a brief statement saying only that Mr. Gonzales wishes to return to Texas and spend more time with Karl Rove.

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