BRIG. GEN. (Ret) JANIS KARPINSKI, FORMER COMMANDER OF ABU GHRAIB, TO SPEAK ON BUSH POLICY OF TORTURE AT MIT and HARVARD LAW
Wenesday, April 26: Harvard Law School, Langdell South 7:00 pm
Thursday, April 27: MIT Room 10-250 7:00 pm
A former diplomat and a retired military officer present evidence of a torture policy that enjoys the support and leadership of the highest ranking officials in the Bush administration.
BRIG. GEN. JANIS KARPINSKI, former commander of Abu Ghraib prison, Iraq.
Karpinski: “General Miller and General Sanchez would not have implemented a new set of [harsher] techniques without the approval of Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld.The Secretary of Defense would not have authorized without the approval of the Vice President.”
CRAIG MURRAY–former British ambassador to Uzbekistan who resigned over the use of intelligence from prisoners rendered to Uzbekistan for torture.
Murray: “I went to meetings with colleagues of mine, people I had known for over 20 years, ordinary, nice people who were setting down on paper strategies by which what we were doing could be said not to circumvent the U.N. Convention against Torture. At that moment I understood how some civil servant ended up writing out the orders for cattle trucks to go to Auschwitz and felt they were only doing their job.”
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