Sunday, September 12, 2004
Chain of Command: The Road From 9/11 to Abu Ghraib
That's the new Hersh book, out Monday. We'll have a book review by the end of next week. Already the Pentagon is on the defensive. Reminds us a bit of one of the Pentagon's employees, Richard Perle...:
'In a statement posted on its Web site, the Pentagon said: "Based on media inquiries, it appears that Mr. Seymour Hersh's upcoming book apparently contains many of the numerous unsubstantiated allegations and inaccuracies which he has made in the past based upon unnamed sources."'
'The statement added that several investigations so far "have determined that no responsible official of the Department of Defense approved any program that could conceivably have authorized or condoned the abuses seen at Abu Ghraib."'
'That is essentially the same reaction issued by the Pentagon when Mr. Hersh first reported, in May, that Mr. Rumsfeld, with White House approval, established a secret program under which commandos would capture and interrogate suspected terrorists with few if any constraints, and that eventually that program's reach extended into the Abu Ghraib prison.'
Andrew 1:03 AM : |
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