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Janis Karpinski

Janis Karpinski was born on May 25, 1953 in Rahway, New Jersey, USA as Janis Leigh Beam. She is known for her work on Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers (2006), Standard Operating Procedure (2008) and Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (2007). She has been married to George Karpinski since 1974. See full bio »

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 2006 Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers (Documentary) (special thanks - as Janis L. Karpinski)
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 2008 Las tinieblas del poder (TV Movie documentary)
 2008 Standard Operating Procedure (Documentary)
 2007 Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (Documentary)
 2006 Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers (Documentary)
Self - Former Brigadier General, Abu Ghraib
 2005 Reportaz horis synora (TV Series documentary)
 2005 The Daily Show (TV Series)
- Janis Karpinski (2005) ... Self
 2005 The Al Franken Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.81 (2005) ... Self (as Col. Janis Karpinski)
 2004 Real Time with Bill Maher (TV Series)
- Episode #2.14 (2004) ... Self
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 2008 The Factor (TV Series)
- Episode dated 19 May 2008 (2008) ... Self (as Col. Janis Karpinski)

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Brigadier General Janis Karpinski | Col. Janis Karpinski | Janis L. Karpinski


George 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 ... See more »


Her father, who allegedly molested her as a child, was a chemical engineer, her mother a housewife, Republican activist and alleged alcoholic; Janis was the third of six children. See more »

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