List all torture incidents | List deaths | List by technique | List by location
Public support | Government policy | Accountability & cover-ups | Rendition | FoIA docs | NGO reports & legal actn
Consequences & blowback | The New Iraq & other broken promises | The media | The noble few

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Memo: "gitmoizing abu ghraib"

This document forms part of the documentation released on 15 December 2004 by various US Government Departments in response to an FOIA court order.

An email from [censored] to [censored] provides insights into General Miller's interrogation strategies. A heavily censored email will be released to the public in seven month's time, who will see it in the following form:

from what cnn reports, gen karpinsky at abu ghraib said that gen miller came to the prison several months ago and told her they wanted to "gitmoize" abu ghraib. I am not sure what this means. However if this refers to intell gathering as I suspect, it suggests he has continued to support interrogation strategies we not only advised against, but questioned in terms of effectiveness.

yesterday, however, we were surprised to read an article in stars and stripes, in which gen miller is quoted as saying that he believes in the rapport-building approach. this is not what he was saying at gitmo when i was there.

This email also refers to the BAU EC (presumably of 30 May, 2003) as a "must read" for understanding the issue at hand.


Post a Comment

<< Home