Amnesty International are miffed


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General Sanchez has been cleared of any involvement in the fiasco at Abu Ghraib.

What this decision unfortunately continues is a pattern of exoneration and indeed promotion for many of the individuals at the heart of the torture scandal," said Amnesty International spokesman Alistair Hodgett.

"It only serves to underscore the desperate need for an independent investigation that will scrutinize the policy decisions and the individuals who made and implemented them in a manner that will expose the truth," Mr Hodgett told Reuters news agency" ((c) BBC News)

Brigadier Karpinski who carried the can is equally upset (she got a written reprimand, and relieved of her command).
That's typical of the U.S. military's treatment of senior officers. For example, the Air Force's senior lawyer, Maj Gen Fiscus, was recently discovered to be a serious sexual exploiter of women under his command. Instead of being properly court-martialled, he was Article 15'd (non-judicial punishment), reduced to Colonel and retired. He should have gone to prison.

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