Friday, July 15, 2005

Institutional abuse, from top

According to the Washington Post, a new report by US military investigators describes how prison abuse practices migrated from Gitmo to elsewhere in the imperium.

It also provides "the strongest indication yet that the abusive practices seen in photographs at Abu Ghraib were not the invention of a small group of thrill-seeking military police officers," but were "approved by Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld" ahead of time.

For further background, see a related story on the investigation from William Fisher, "Abuse Probes End With Single Reprimand."