12.25.05

Because Somebody’s Gotta Uphold Standards

Posted in The Woah at 4:13 pm by

From the New York Times’ Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker.

The commander of American-run prisons in Iraq says the military will not turn over any detainees or detention centers to Iraqi jailers until American officials are satisfied that the Iraqis are meeting United States standards for the care and custody of detainees.

“Bottom line, we will not pass on facilities or detainees until they meet the standards we define and that we are using today,” the commander, Maj. Gen. John D. Gardner of the Army, said in a telephone interview this week from Iraq.


Who better than Army Spc. Charles Graner (above) to help enforce U.S. standards for the care and custody of detainees? He’s got time on his hands, and the Iraqis could surely use someone with his unique skill-set.

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