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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:57 AM
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'Gaps and Discrepancies' in General Miller's Testimony.(No sh*t Sherlock!)
In a letter obtained by NEWSWEEK, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence committee questions the 'candor and accuracy' of Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller's testimony about Iraqi prisoner abuse.

WEB EXCLUSIVE
By Michael Hirsh
Newsweek


Things may be heating up in the prison abuse scandal for Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller, the former Guantanamo Bay commander who is now in charge of detainees in Iraq. In a harshly worded letter, the senior Democrat on the House Intelligence committee questioned the "candor and accuracy" of Millers responses in a classified briefing to the committee last week.


The May 21 letter to Miller from Rep. Jane Harman, the ranking minority member on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, chastises the general for "gaps and discrepancies in your presentation" and for selectively withholding information. "If information is only provided in response to a question that is phrased in precisely the right way, it is virtually impossible for Congress to fulfill its constitutional oversight responsibility," Harman writes.

In her letter, Harman refers to new details about interrogation policies at the Gitmo detention facility that became public less than 24 hours after Millers May 20 testimony. "I am dismayed that information emerging immediately after your briefing raises questions about the candor and accuracy of your statements," she says. A copy of the letter was obtained by NEWSWEEK.

Harman cites a recent Pentagon briefing and press reports, in The Washington Post and elsewhere, that documented deep misgivings by military lawyers and other legal experts over the interrogation policies at Gitmo overseen by Miller. She also expresses her chagrin that the committee has not received a copy of an Oct. 12, 2003, interrogation policy at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq that was reportedly issued by Iraq commander Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez. That policy, Harman says, "seems to indicate a role for military police that goes well beyond the passive intelligence collection role that you have described."

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http://msnbc.msn.com/id/5052743/site/newsweek/
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:40 PM
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1. Slow removal of the bricks.
The house is beginning to crumble!
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