Skip to comments.Abu Ghraib reformer Stone hands over command of detainee system in Iraq
Posted on 06/06/2008 6:33:26 PM PDT by Dawnsblood
Stone took over a military detention system in April 2007 that was known mainly by the legacy of abuse at Abu Ghraib, the notorious prison west of Baghdad that was given back to the Iraqis in 2006.
The detention facilities had become a breeding ground for extremism, hardening the radical beliefs of those held, U.S. officials have acknowledged.
But under Stone, the militarys new focus on counter-insurgency operations was brought to the detention system, said Gen. David Petraeus, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq.
"[Stone] revolutionized the way we perform detainee operations in Iraq,""Petraeus said. Calling Stone a man of "big ideas," Petraeus said "his biggest idea was counter-insurgency inside the wire [of the detention facilities], because that was where the enemy was conducting its insurgency as well."
Among the reforms were separating the "irreconcilables from the reconcilables," then releasing larger numbers of those who were deemed low security threats. Detainees are offered vocational and classroom education, and reintegration into tribes and communities is stressed as a better long-term goal than confinement.
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Geez! Just read the whole article. These so-called mis-guided “human rights” organizations can kiss my rear!! Oh, those poor “tortured” detainees at Abu Ghraib!! Boo hoo! I still say prayers for Tucker, Menchaca and Jiminez and Fouty (who still haven’t been found) and for their families. The hell with what happened to the detainees at Abu Ghraib.
They won't get the panties on the head treatment from the Iraqis.
And the hate American Military media and human rights organizations wont be interested after the US leaves.