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Brigadier General Janis Karpinski | Col. Janis Karpinski
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I had been hesitant to speak out before because this Administration is so vindictive. But now I will. Despite years of this pronouncement that it's an "army of one" -- [here Karpinski refers to the advertisements to join the Marines that carry the slogan "An Army of One"] -- we reservists were absolutely discriminated against. The people at the senior levels of the reserve components, the Chief ...
Brigadier General Janis Karpinski, commanding officer of the unit at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq during 2003, was demoted to Colonel in May, 2004, after being (depending on which story you believe) responsible for, or scapegoated for, the scandalous acts of American torture against Iraqi detainees at the prison. Karpinski had never run a prison system before then, and repeatedly claimed that ...