Wednesday, April 22, 2009

White House Linked To Abu Ghraib Abuse; Former Commander: "Orders Were Coming From Somewhere Higher Than Anyone Serving In Iraq" (Video)

Janis Karpinski, the former commander of Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison who was demoted in the wake of the revelations of abuse there, tells Al Jazeera about her reaction to a report that says senior Bush administration officials were involved in approving torture.

Report also says Cheney and Rumsfeld were behing the mistreatment at Abu Ghraib.

Scott Horton, a human rights lawyer and writer on national security issues based in New York, tells Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi a new senate report links the White House to the abusive techniques used in US prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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