Skip to comments.Durbin abuse case not verified
Posted on 07/18/2005 11:01:31 AM PDT by seamus
Military investigators did not substantiate major charges of prisoner abuse contained in one FBI agent's e-mail that was read on the Senate floor by Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin as an example of U.S.-sanctioned torture at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba....
Gen. Schmidt wrote in his report, "Another FBI agent stated she witnessed a detainee short shackled and lying in his own excrement. The [investigation] was unable to find any documentation, testimony, or other evidence corroborating the third agent's recollection to this allegation or her e-mail allegation that one of the detainees had pulled his hair out while short shackled."
The Schmidt report also said, "We discovered no evidence to support the allegation that the detainees were denied food and water."
In all, Gen. Schmidt said he found no evidence of torture, but did find cases of aggressive interrogations of reputed al Qaeda and Taliban members captured in Afghanistan.
Mr. Durbin's spokesman said Friday it is inaccurate to say the charges were disproved because investigators never talked to the FBI agent who wrote the e-mail ...
Mr. Durbin issued a statement that said, in part: "Many aspects of the report made public today are troubling. This is yet another report that fails to examine the decision by administration officials related to torture policy. The report did not review the legality of abusive interrogation techniques that the secretary of defense explicitly approved. It did not address objections by the FBI ... that these techniques are unconstitutional and ineffective. Instead, the investigation engaged in circular reasoning -- if an interrogation technique was approved by the Department of Defense, this report found such a technique does not constitute abuse. In other words, the secretary of defense decides what the law is."
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
I'd like to give Durbin some abuse.....
Durbin is scum.
I hope the voters give him some.
For this and supporting the Dead Red from Minnesota, tell the VW what you think.
The Illinois branches are Illinois Nazis.
Can Durbin be fired for releasing classified information that turned out to be false in the first place? Fire Durbin!!!!!
Nothing will happen to Durbin.
Ever notice the only democrats we are hearing from are those not running any office now or near future...
The FBI agents may just have had their panties in a twist because they weren't given a more prominent role in the investigations at Gitmo.
I would never overlook the possibility of intra-agency rivalry driving statements such as "Lickie" Dickie read on the Senate floor.
Memo to Durbin: Keep digging!
The Dems, the media, all of the above. Disgraceful
It's Karl Rove's fault.
Oh Yeah, I forgot how Tom Dasshole has affected Dem.
Soooooo...our guys are Nazis now? Darn! Foiled again by truth!
Dick Durbin: lying in his own excrement...
Of course not, they're eating orange-glazed chicken, fresh fruit crepe, steamed peas and mushrooms, and rice pilaf.
Not much chance of that happening. Turbin Durbin is from Illinois. Land of Richy Daley, Rod Bagosh*t, and the darling of the Demonrat party Barack Obama.
Oh lets not forget The Jackson clan, Jessie and Jessie Jr.
People here will blindly follow the rats all the way to hell.
His picture looks like he was saying "So I was cranking Bill Clinton like this...'.
sorry, meant to ping Peach
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