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Friday, May 06, 2005

Army Demotes General in Abu Ghraib Scandal

ABC News:

The Army has offered its last word on holding its generals accountable in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal, but Congress is going to have the final say. The Army announced that it demoted Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski, whose Army Reserve unit was in charge of the prison compound during the period of abuse. Dropping her in rank to colonel required approval from President Bush, and officials said that he granted it on Thursday.
Karpinski ran a very slack operation from what I have seen, and certainly deserves this demotion. One could probably argue that the punishment is too light, but this does effectively end her career and I hope will it will help prevent further incidents of this nature.


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