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robertpaulsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:34 PM
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Sanchez to Be Replaced As Iraq Commander
Sanchez to Be Replaced As Iraq Commander

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The top U.S. military officer in Iraq, Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, will be replaced as part of a command restructuring that has been in the works for several months, administration officials said Tuesday. The Pentagon also suspended Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski from her command.

Both have become symbols of lax supervision at the Abu Ghraib prison where U.S. soldiers allegedly abused Iraqi inmates.

President Bush praised Sanchez during a photo opportunity in the Oval Office. "Rick Sanchez has done a fabulous job," the president said as he met with a group of Iraqis. "He's been there for a long time. His service has been exemplary."

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http://apnews1.iwon.com//article/20040525/D82PO33O0.htm...
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robertpaulsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:36 PM
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1. "Rick Sanchez has done a fabulous job," the president said
Sounds more like CYA than holding accountability.
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