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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:40 AM
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Number of Prison Deaths Tied to Americans Rises to As Many As 14
Number of Prison Deaths Tied to Americans Rises to As Many As 14; Rumsfeld Goes Before Congress

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld listens to a question as he briefed reporters, Tuesday, May 4, 2004 at the Pentagon in Washington. Rumsfeld said he condemned the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. soldiers as 'totally unacceptable and un-American'' and said the Defense Department would move vigorously to bring those responsible to justice. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds) (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
05-06-2004 12:07 AM
By ROBERT BURNS, Associated Press Writer

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WASHINGTON -- The number of prisoner deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan known to be under U.S. criminal investigation or already blamed on Americans rose to as many as 14 on Wednesday. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld was called to testify before Congress Friday on the prisoner abuse and its ramifications.

And new focus was put on the question of possible deeper problems within the military police unit running the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

Rumsfeld will testify to the Senate Armed Services Committee, whose chairman, John Warner, R-Va., said he had confidence in the secretary. But some Democrats seemed less sure.

Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., said that if adequate answers to questions about the abuse of prisoners were not forthcoming, then top officials, including Rumsfeld, should step down.


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greenleaf Donating Member (64 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:07 AM
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1. With the number of Iraqi prisoners
being held in jail by the occupation forces I think the actual number of deaths has to be way above fourteen. During WWII in some cases the Germans being held POW by the western Allies had a mortality rate of over 70%.

There is one big coverup going on there.
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