Karpinski on Abu Ghraib: ‘We were following orders’
President Obama says the Attorney General can review the actions of Bush officials who OK’ed waterboarding, reports Bill Plante. Harry Smith talks to Janis Karpinski who oversaw Iraqi prisons in 2003.
The Associated Press reported:
An Army Reserve colonel demoted from brigadier general because of prisoner abuses at the Abu Ghraib facility in Iraq said Wednesday the Senate report supports her contention that uniformed military people were made scapegoats for Bush administration policies.
Col. Janis Karpinski said that “from the beginning, I’ve been saying these soldiers did not design these techniques on their own.”
Karpinski said she felt vindicated and said she thought it had taken “far too long” for the information about the history of the interrogation policy to surface publicly.
This video is from CBS’ The Early Show, broadcast Apr. 22, 2009.