mr. zilla goes to town

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Everybody thinks there was a conspiracy at Abu Ghraib. Everybody thinks there was an order from high up, or that somebody in command must have known. Everybody is wrong. Nobody in command knew about the abuse, because nobody in command cared enough to find out. That was the real problem. The entire command structure was oblivious, living in their own little worlds. So it wasn’t a conspiracy — it was negligence, plain and simple. They were all fucking clueless.

Joe Darby, the Abu Ghraib whistleblower, tells his story. Compelling.


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