ACLU's Pheneger on Detainee Abuse Report listen12/12/08 Seán Kinane
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A Senate Armed Services Committee bipartisan report released yesterday has confirmed that top Bush-administration officials are responsible for the country’s “abusive” interrogation techniques.
Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Air Force General Richard Myers, the former chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, were among the top-level architects of abuse of detainees at prisons at Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan, and Abu Ghraib in Iraq.
The 19-page unclassified executive summary was released by the panel’s chair, Senators Carl Levin, a Democrat from Michigan, and John McCain, Republican from Arizona.
This morning WMNF’s Seán Kinane asked Mike Pheneger, who represents Florida on the national board of the American Civil Liberties Union, about the report.