ACLU's Pheneger on Detainee Abuse Report listen12/12/08 SeÃ¡n 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 countryâ€™s â€œabusiveâ€ 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 panelâ€™s chair, Senators Carl Levin, a Democrat from Michigan, and John McCain, Republican from Arizona.
This morning WMNFâ€™s SeÃ¡n Kinane asked Mike Pheneger, who represents Florida on the national board of the American Civil Liberties Union, about the report.