Sunday, January 15, 2006

a lying general

Good editorial today in the Washington Post about General Geoffry Miller refusing to be cross-examined about the abuses of Abu Ghraib for fear of self-incrimination. That would certainly seem to indicate he was lying about Abu Ghraib and Gitmo in his earlier statements -- statements made under oath.
Money quote from the editorial:
But anyone who still accepts the Abu Ghraib cover story peddled by the White House and the Pentagon -- that the abuses portrayed in now-infamous photographs were invented by rogue guards on the night shift -- ought to be asking what this two-star general is afraid of.
Charge Miller -- and charge the policymakers who have settled on the inhumane, self-defeating, and ineffective policy of torture.