Abu Ghraib's Janis Karpinski Competes with Belafonte at Bush-bash

Only one general officer, Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski, an Army Reserve officer who commanded military police at the Abu Ghraib prison, received serious punishment for her role in the scandal. She was reduced in rank to colonel for dereliction of duty.

This weekend Janis spoke out against the Bush Administration at the International Commission of Inquiry On Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration in New York.

Janis L. Karpinski is now speaking out against Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, the US military and the Bush Administration.

Retired US Army Brigadier General Janis Karpinsky, the commander of the notorious Abu Ghraib Prison in Iraq, spoke out against the Bush Administration in New York this weekend. Here is what she had to say about female soldiers in Iraq:


In interviews afterward, Karpinski said there have been a large number of unreported suicides among soldiers serving in Iraq, that the fatality statistics reported to the media by the pentagon do not include suicides, deaths in accidents or deaths from illness. She said women serving in the military in Iraq have been raped while using external latrines in the middle of the night where male soldiers lurk in wait for them, and that several women have died in their sleep from dehydration owing to their decision to drink no water after late afternoon in a country where temperatures average 120 degrees, in order to avoid having to get up in the middle of the night to use the latrines. None of these have been reported by the press, she notes.

Harry Belafonte joined Janis Karpinski at the conference where he compared the Homeland Security Department to the Nazi Gestapo.

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