Brigadier General Janis Karpinski | Col. Janis Karpinski
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There are sworn statements, not only from the interrogators and the FBI personnel down at Guantánamo Bay prior to even a thought of using Abu Ghraib for a prison location. These torture techniques were being implemented and used down at Guantánamo Bay and, of course, now we have lots of statements that say they were used in Afghanistan as well. ... Miller [Geoffrey Miller
] comes to visit, then ...
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 ...