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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-29-04 12:08 AM
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5. I just can't get those high heeled boys out of my head!
Edited on Sat May-29-04 12:23 AM by seemslikeadream

CACI in the Dark On Reports of Abuse (Employee Still Working in Iraq)

CACI in the Dark On Reports of Abuse
Employee Named in Army Report Still Working in Iraq, Company Says
By Anitha Reddy and Ellen McCarthy
Washington Post Staff Writers
Thursday, May 6, 2004; Page E01

Officials at CACI International Inc. fought back against allegations that one of its employees was involved in abusing detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, saying that it has not been notified of any problems, that the man is still at work and that he has been doing "a damn fine job."

Clearly exasperated, J.P. "Jack" London, the Arlington-based company's chief executive, said during a conference call Wednesday with investment analysts that he still had not received any information from the government about a report that said a CACI interrogator, an interpreter and two military intelligence officials were probably "either directly or indirectly responsible" for problems at the prison.

"The information we've been getting comes from the news media and there's been plenty of it, as you all know," London said.

For the past few days, CACI has been in the awkward position of defending itself against accusations in a report it has not been given by the Defense Department but which has been widely circulated. To get a copy, CACI downloaded it from the Internet.



Check the invoices, Jack

There must be some "per torture" charges you can look up, to see what your boys were up to. Of course, head office never knows what the field workers are doing. You just sit back and collect the checks.

He and Bush must have taken the same classes at MBA school, the ones about avoiding responsibility and pretending you don't know what your employees actually do.


page 2 of the article...

CACI is among an elite group of Washington area companies that do classified work for the federal government. The company, formed in the 1960s, first caught the government's eye with a computer language it developed that could be used to build battlefield simulation programs.


Richard Armitage, the current deputy US secretary of state, sat on CACIs

Edited on Thu May-06-04 10:57 AM by seemslikeadream
But these soldiers arent simply mavericks. Some accused claim they acted on the orders of military intelligence and the CIA, and that some of the torture sessions were under the control of mercenaries hired by the US to conduct interrogations. Two civilian contract organisations taking part in interrogations at Abu Ghraib are linked to the Bush administration.
California-based Titan Corporation says it is a leading provider of solutions and services for national security. Between 2003-04, it gave nearly $40,000 to George W Bushs Republican Party. Titan supplied translators to the military.
CACI International Inc. describes its aim as helping Americas intelligence community in the war on terrorism. Richard Armitage, the current deputy US secretary of state, sat on CACIs board.
No civilians, however, are facing charges as military law does not apply to them. Colonel Jill Morgenthaler, from CentCom, said that one civilian contractor was accused along with six soldiers of mistreating prisoners. However, it was left to the contractor to deal with him. One civilian interrogator told army investigators that he had unintentionally broken several tables during interrogations as he was trying to fear-up detainees.
Lawyers for some accused say their clients are scapegoats for a rogue prison system, which allowed mercenaries to give orders to serving soldiers. A military report said private contractors were at times supervising the interrogations.
Kimmitt said: I hope the investigation is including not only the people who committed the crimes, but some of the people who might have encouraged the crimes as well because they certainly share some responsibility.
Last night, CACI vice-president Jody Brown said: The company supports the Armys investigation and acknowledges that CACI personnel in Iraq volunteered to be interviewed by army officials in connection with the investigation. The company has received no indication that any CACI employee was involved in any alleged improper conduct with Iraqi prisoners. Nonetheless, CACI has initiated an independent investigation.
However, military investigators said: A CACI investigators contract was terminated because he allowed and/or instructed military police officers who were not trained in interrogation techniques to facilitate interrogations which were neither authorised nor in accordance with regulations. ...


I found this bold...

The company, formed in the 1960s, first caught the government's eye with a computer language it developed that could be used to build battlefield simulation programs.

Interesting...wonder if THIS is the one they used that day?


I knew EDS sounded familiar - Interesting

Richard Armitage, Deputy Secretary of State is president and partner of Armitage Assoc. LLP, was a Boeing consultant, a Raytheon consultant and an advisory board member. Armitage was also President Bush's special emissary to Jordan's King Hussein during the 1991 Gulf War. Armitage has also worked in the past for Halliburton.

From March 1992 until 1993, Armitage as ambassador, funneled U.S. dollars into the new independent states of the former Soviet Union. In January 1992, the Bush Administration's desire to cozy up to the NIS (and their oil) resulted in Armitage's appointment as Coordinator for Emergency Humanitarian Assistance.

During this time Armitage took on the other international patronage projects that normally follow war, accommodating the assuagement of the European Community, Japan and other donor countries.

Armitage owns Electronic Data Systems stock worth $250,001 to $500,000 (EDS is the 49th largest defense contractor, and lobbies the Defense Dept. over various appropriations issues), General Electric stock worth $500,001 to $1 million, Merck & Co. stock worth $100,001 to $250,000 (Merck lobbied the Defense Dept. over the Biological Weapons Convention implementation protocol), and Verizon Communications stock worth $250,001 to $500,000.

Armitage also worked as a consultant to Halliburton. Armitage is a former co-chairman of the U.S.-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce. He was instrumental in the reconstruction of the emerging economies of the former Soviet republics, after the fall of the Communist empire; along with Condi Rice, who rode herd on the Bush cabal's bid for U.S. control of the Caspian oil. ...

AccuPoll has teamed with Electronic Data Systems to jointly bid on voting system opportunities. EDS is a leading global information technology services company for over 40 years, and one of the leading systems integration companies in the world, with over 140,000 employees and annual revenues in excess of $21 Billion. EDS will provide deployment, training, and customer support services to state and local governments. Management believes that EDS currently has relationships with, or does business with, more than seventy percent of every federal, state and local government in the United States.

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