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Abu Ghraib general says she's 'scapegoat'

May 13, 2005 at 1:52 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. general once in charge of the Abu Ghraib prison said she and other reservists were scapegoated for abuses that took place at the Iraqi prison.

Janis Karpinski, an Army reserve brigadier general assigned to Iraq, appeared Thursday on ABC's "Nightline," telling newsman Ted Koppel, that "all the way up to the top of the Pentagon" reservists were considered expendable.

Karpinski was one of two officers disciplined as a result of prisoner abuses at Abu Ghraib, which came to light when photographs surfaced showing U.S. military personnel degrading prisoners at the facilities. Six soldiers have been charged or pleaded guilty in the scandal.

Karpinski told "Nightline" she is not convinced abuses have ended at the prison.

"Maybe people who are orchestrating have gotten smarter and have gotten better," she said. "And certainly (they) have threatened any soldier coming anywhere near an interrogation with a camera, probably with any kind of military discipline that they can give them."

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